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Bibliotheca Historico-Sacra: Or, an Historical Library of the Principal Matters Relating to Religion, Ancient and Modern; Pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Mohammedan;
London - R. Reily for Stephen Austen, 1737 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Bibliotheca Historico-Sacra: Or, an Historical Library of the Principal Matters Relating to Religion, Ancient and Modern; Pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Mohammedan;Under the following Heads: Objects of Religious Worship; Deities and Idols. Persons Dedicated to Religion; Priests and Religious Orders. Times, and pleaces, of Religious Worship; Fasts, Festivals, Temples, Churches, and Mosques. Sacred Books and Writings. Sects, Heresies, and Opinions; Rites, Ceremondies, Habits, and Utensils and other Miscellaneous Subjects. The whole compiled from the best authorites, and digested into alphabetical order by Thomas Broughton. First edition. In two volumes complete. Preface to front, followed by a table of articles anda list of subscribers to volume one andpublisher's advertisments to rear. Thereafter, the work is in aphabetcial order with a general index to rear of volume two. WIth two colour title pages, decorative head and tail piece and capitals throughout and with an engraving to frontispiece to volume one. Thomas Broughton (1704 - 1774), was an English clergyman, biographer, and miscellaneous writer. He was an industrious writer in many kinds of composition. He published an Historical Dictionary of all Religions from the Creation of the World to the Present Times, a huge work in two volumes folio; he translated Voltaire's Temple of Taste and part of Pierre Bayle's Dictionary; vindicated orthodox Christianity against Matthew Tindal; converted a Roman Catholic book (Dorrel on the Epistles and Gospels) to Protestant uses; edited John Dryden; wrote in defence of the immortality of the soul; and contributed the lives marked 'T' in the original edition of the Biographia Britannica. Bookplates of David Arthur Pailin with ink annotation August 1997 to front pastedown. Pailin is an collector of antiquarian books. Further bookplates from the Clogher Library. Condition: In contemporary calf bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extrmieites, loss in placesto leather, rubbing and marks to boards. Boards held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with occasional slight handlingmarks. Rear free endpaper to one volume detached. Overall: GOOD.
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