London: Printed by William Jackson, for Claude Du Bosc, engraver at the Golden Head in Charles-Street, Covent Garden, 1733. Full leather 6 raised bands. Half-title, ix, 514 pp (2), 13 pp. index (1). 57 crisp engravings of various ceremonies throughout. Covers off, contents tight and generally clean, plates are wonderful LACKING TITLE-PAGE! Item #156486
This volume covers the Religious habits of Banians (A Supplement to previous discussions), Ceremonies of some Indian Kings, Religious Customs of Pacifists of Afem, Ava and Aracan; The Religion of Pegu; The Religion of Siam; The Religion of The People of Laies, Langiens, or Laos; The Religion of The Tunquinese; Japan; China; Formosa; Corea and Jesso; Tartary; Lapland; the Persians; Africans; Inhabitants of The Coast of Guinea; Ardra; Negroes of Cabo de Monte; Congo, Angola, Gauls; Guaga's; Natives of South Cafraria; Monomatapa; Sofola; Ethiopians; Madagascar; ancient religion of Canaries; a few others. written originally in French, and illustrated with a large number of folio copper plates, all beautifully designed by Bernard Picart and curiously engraved by most of the best hands in Europe ; faithfully translated into English, by a Gentleman, some time since of St. John's College in Oxford. A large volume, roughly 17" x 11" x 2.5". Although lacking the title-page, the condition of the 57 plates, combined with unique and useful observations on the topics presented still make this an extraordinary volume and reference.
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