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Enquiries Touching the diversity of Languages, and Religions, through the chief parts of the World.

BREREWOOD, Edw[ard] [1565?-1613].

Published by London: Printed by John Bill, 1622., 1622
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small 4to. pp. 12 p.l., 203. woodcut ornaments & initials. 19th century half morocco (very worn, front joint cracked & weak, outer pages soiled, light foxing to outer leaves, dampstain in upper margin through first gatherings). Second Edition (first: 1614) of this early English work on comparative religion and linguistics by the English antiquary and mathematician. "Besides presenting the religions of the world and the areas dominated by them, Brerewood discusses the size and populations of little-known regions and even speculates on the size of the Great Southern Continent." (Bell) "Includes reports on New World religious practices encountered by Spanish and Portuguese explorers." (Alden) Brerewood’s is the earliest book to suggest the now accepted theory of the Asiatic origin of the American aborigine. This second edition contains five additional pages on the languages of Europe from Joseph Scaliger. STC 3619. Alden 622/24. Bell B489. JCB II p. 162. Sabin 7732. Bookseller Inventory # elala856

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Publisher: London: Printed by John Bill, 1622.

Publication Date: 1622

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