Jean Baptiste Thiers - Superstitions anciennes et modernes - 1733

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Jean Baptiste Thiers - Superstitions anciennes et modernes - 1733
Religion - Quantity: 1 - Book

Jean-Baptiste Thiers, Superstitions anciennes et modernes, 1733.
Préjugés vulgaires qui ont induit les Peuples à des usages & à des pratiques contraires à la Religion. Avec des figures qui représentent ces pratiques
Et à la suite, Histoire critique des pratiques superstitieuses, qui ont séduit les peuples et embarassé les savans.
Published in Amsterdam by Jean Frederic Bernard in 1733, by Fr. Le Brun and Abbé J.-B. Thiers.
Stiff paperboard binding. Folio (41.5 x 26 cm).
Title page vignette, initials and culs-de-lampe, 11 plates.
Contents:
Epistle to Cardinal de Fleury by Bellon (2 pp.), foreword by the publisher (2 pp.), historical eulogy of Father Le Brun followed by a speech on this work (2 pp.), foreword of the first edition (5 pp.) and table of contents (2 pp.) and lastly 2 pages "au lecteur"; Traité des superstitions 114 pages, 11 out of text engravings, second title page "Histoire critique des pratiques superstitieuses", 2 ff. (remarks...), Discernement des effets naturels (from p. 117 to 264); Histoire critique des pratiques superstitieuses sous forme de lettres 72 pages, 1ff.

Paperboard binding, heavily damaged spine. Pages warped by humidity. Some browned pages and scattered soiling. The inside is detached from the binding and the spine. Although the out of text engravings are in good general condition, they are almost all 'loose'.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Jean Baptiste Thiers
Book Title
Superstitions anciennes et modernes
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1733
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Jean Frederic Bernard
Number of pages
352
Dimensions
41.5×26 cm
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