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Naaukeurige beschryving der uitwendige godtsdienst-plichten, kerk-zeden en gewoontens van alle volkeren der waereldt .The Hague, R.C. Alberts; Amsterdam, H. Uytwerf; Rotterdam, J.D. Beman, 1727-1738. 6 volumes. Folio. With a total of 224 engraved plates, including folding and double-page plates, and some engravings in text. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.
- Alt-Japan-Katalog 1149; for the French edition see: Lipperheide 1808; Sabin 62600. First edition in Dutch of a famous and richly illustrated work on the various religious customs, ceremonies and costumes of the world. It is the most sumptuous publication ever on the religions of the world, richly and beautifully illustrated by the French engraver Bernard Picart (1673-1733), who lived in Amsterdam from 1708 to his death. It was edited by the Amsterdam publisher Jean Frederic Bernard, the text compiled from a wide range of sources, like R. Simon, J. Abbadie, Dupin, Thiers, P. le Brun, Boulainvilliers, Reland, etc. It was translated from the original French, Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde , by Abraham Moubach. The engravings show different stages of both of the Christian and non-Christian ceremonies, the costumes of different sects, the appearances of different Gods and much more. Binding rubbed along the extremities. Some occasional spots and slight foxing. Overall a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]
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