1770 - DICTIONARY OF RELIGIOUS CULTS - Delacroix 3V ASTROLOGY PAGAN OCCULT WITCH
Title: HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF RELIGIOUS CULTS ESTABLISHED IN THE WORLD, from its origin until now;
A work in which we find the different ways of worshiping the Divinity, which revelation, ignorance, and passions have suggested to men in all ages; the abridged history of the gods and demi-gods of paganism, and that of the religions Christian, Judaic, Mohammed, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Tartar, African, & c.; their sects & main heresies; their ministers, priests, pontiffs, and religious orders; their feasts,their sacrifices, their superstitions, their ceremonies; the precise of their dogmas & of their belief.
Book Details + Condition: Very scarce first edition from 1770 of The Historical Dictionary of Cults by Jean-Francois Delacroix (Dictionnaire historique Des Cultes Religieux ètablis dans le monde). Original full calf leather boards with raised bands and hand-painted gilt lettering, decoration on spine. Marbled endpapers. Written in the original French language. For all three volumes, solid and tight boards and binding with some rubbing on board and spine edges. Pages are bright, crisp, clean and free of interior writing. Ex-libris bookplate on inside front board of each volume. A rare and highly desirable historical dictionary
of religious cults and ecclesiastical establishments from around the world.
‘Dictionnaire Historique des Cultes’ is an
extensive dictionary complete with histories of religion in China, India, and
the Middle East, their customs, feasts, ceremonies, and ministers. It also
features discussions on pagan gods, Judaic customs, descriptions of Mohamet and
Muslimism, astrology and reliance on the moon and stars and how celestial
bodies influence religion.