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Moreri, Louis
Le grand dictionaire historique, ou le melange curieux de l'histoire sacree et profane.
Francois Pitteri, Paris & Venice, 1743. 8 volumes, folio, engraved title-p. in vol. I, title printed in red and black; text in triple column, woodcut initials; contemporary full vellum, brown morocco labels on spines, sprinkled edges; a very good, sound, and impressive set. Ebert 14387: "A work esteemed notwithstanding its faults. The first edition appeared, Lyons, 1674. fol. in 1 vol. The work was gradually augmented by Parayre, the Abbe de St. Ussan, J. Le Clerc, Vaultier, Dupin, Jac. Bernard, L. Fr. Jos. de la Barre, Pt. Rogues and Cl. Pt. Goujet. Concerning the different editions, see Marchand, Dictionn. II. 289." Circle of Knowledge #13: "The title does not convey the full import of Moreri's work, which contains also much geographical and biographical material. His book is arranged alphabetically, with articles on places, people, books, and general subjects intermixed. Encyclopaedias modeled on Moreri, and containing much material translated from him, were published in Germany, Switzerland, and England; Peter the Great is supposed to have commanded a Russian translation, and an Italian translation was projected." And Spanish edition appeared in Paris in the mid-18th century in 5 volumes. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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