Joseph-Jacques Odolant-Desnos - Mythologie pittoresque ou histoire méthodique universelle des faux dieux de tous les peuples anciens - 1849

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Joseph-Jacques Odolant-Desnos - Mythologie pittoresque ou histoire méthodique universelle des faux dieux de tous les peuples anciens - 1849
Illustrated - Quantity: 1 - Book

The founders of ancient religions felt obliged to create myths surrounding the characters from which they made Gods. This was to better convince the average citizen that they were little and could do nothing but bow at the altars dedicated to these immensities.

Joseph-Jacques Odolant-Desnos
Mythologie pittoresque ou histoire méthodique universelle des faux dieux de tous les peuples anciens et modernes, présentant un exposé des croyances fabuleuses de la plupart des nations, indiquant les noms, l’origine, la puissance, les temples, le culte et les fêtes de leurs diverses divinités; le tout rangé dans un ordre entièrement neuf.
Paris - Edme Picard, libraire - 1849 - Fourth
edition
557 pages - Complete
Quarto (17 x 27 cm)
Half shagreen, percaline boards - Spine with raised bands and decorated compartments - Gilded title
30 tipped-in engravings on silver (generally in black and white) enhanced in watercolour. R

Blunt corners - A stain on the three white pages at the beginning - A few light foxing - Good condition - Very fresh engravings

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Illustrated
Author/ Illustrator
Joseph-Jacques Odolant-Desnos
Book Title
Mythologie pittoresque ou histoire méthodique universelle des faux dieux de tous les peuples anciens
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1849
Edition
Reprint
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Edme Picard - Paris
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
557
Dimensions
27×17 cm
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