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The Ceremonies and religious customs of the various nations of the known world : together with historical annotations, and several curious discourses equally instructive and entertaining

Author: Bernard Picart; John Lockman
Publisher: London : Printed by William Jackson, for Claude Du Bosc, engraver at the Golden Head in Charles-Street, Covent Garden, MDCCXXXIII [1733]-MDCCCXXXIX [1739].
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Volume 2 contains the festivals, sacraments, and ceremonies of the Catholic Church and the Roman calendar of feasts and the stations throughout the year. Historical memoirs relating to the Inquisition.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
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Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde. English.
Ceremonies and religious customs of the various nations of the known world.
London : Printed by W. Jackson, for Claude Du Bosc, 1733-1739
(OCoLC)757233164
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Picart; John Lockman
OCLC Number: 3058605
Notes: "Une compilation extraite des écrits de R. Simon, de J. Abbadie, de Dupin, de Thiers, du P. Le Brun, de Boulainvilliers, de Reland, etc."--Brunet.
Translation of Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples des monde.
Title varies slightly for different volumes: volume 4, Ceremonies of the idolatrous nations ; imprint of volume 5-7, printed for Claude Du Bosc.
Volume 4 incorrectly designated as volume 4, part 2; volume 6, part 2 also called volume 7.
This is a translation of volumes 1-7 of the original 9 volumes in French; volumes 1-3 translated by John Lockman.
Title pages in red and black.
Title vignettes, head- and tail-pieces, historiated initials.
Woodcut ornaments and press figures present. Engraved ornaments signed: Gravelot and G. Scotin.
221 engravings, some folded, mainly signed: 'B. Picart delin. C. Du Bosc fe.' but including 'Seb. le Clerc delin.' 'Petrus Lucatellus del.' (vol. 1); 'P. Tanjé sculp', 'L. F. du Bourg del. B. Bernaerts sculp.' (vol. 6); 'I. Folkema sculp.', F.M. La Cave sculp.', 'Cl. Duflos fecit' (vol. 7). Largely on same paper as text except in vols. 5-7 where some are watermarked: Grapes/I O (Tower with letter T) DV [PVY] M (like Heawood 3303 ff); Grapes/ C i P (2 hearts) GOVRBEYRE (see Heawood 3339-40).
Watermarks in text include: Strasburg bend and lily/I S in bow and arrow (like Heawood 89A) Strasburg bend and lily/WOH; Strasburg bend and lily/GVH; IV/-. All volumes have an indistinguishable watermark on the flyleaves.
Volume 7, pages 157-162 contains additions and corrections to the former volumes.
Description: 7 volumes in 6 : illustrations ; 47 cm (4to)
Contents: vol. 1. Ceremonies of the Jews and the Roman Catholicks (1733). --
vol. 2. A continuation of the dissertations concerning the customs and religious ceremonies of the Roman Catholicks (1734). --
vol. 3 (1734-4 (1733). Ceremonies of the idolatrous nations.--
v. 5. Ceremonies of the Greeks and Protestants (1736).--vol. 6. [part 1]. The Doctrine and discipline of the Church of England, of the Presbyterians, Independents, Anabaptists, Quakers, etc. (1737). --
[part 2/ vol. 7] Various sects of Mahometans, with an appendix of the lives of Mohammed, Omar, and Ali (1739).
Other Titles: Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde.
Ceremonies of the idolatrous nations
Responsibility: 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.

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Volume 2 contains the festivals, sacraments, and ceremonies of the Catholic Church and the Roman calendar of feasts and the stations throughout the year. Historical memoirs relating to the Inquisition.

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