Two volumes bound within single book. Revised, corrected, enlarged second edition. Unpaged but probably 1000+ pages. Fuller title: THE GREAT HISTORICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL, GENEALOGICAL AND POETICAL DICTIONARY; BEING A CURIOUS MISCELLANY OF SACRED AND PROPHANE HISTORY. CONTAINING, IN SHORT, THE LIVES AND MOST REMARKABLE ACTIONS OF THE PATRIARCHS, JUDGES, AND KINGS OF THE JEWS; OF THE APOSTLES, FATHERS, AND DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH; OF POPES, CARDINALS, BISHOPS, &C. . . . TOGETHER WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT AND PROGRESS BOTH OF RELIGIOUS AND MILITARY ORDERS, AND THE LIVES OF THEIR FOUNDERS. AS ALSO, THE FABULOUS HISTORY OF THE HEATHEN GODS AND HEROES. THE DESCRIPTION OF EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, COMMON-WEALTHS, PROVINCES, CITIES, TOWNS, ISLANDS, MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, AND OTHER CONSIDERABLE PLACES, BOTH OF ANCIENT AND MODERN GEOGRAPHY; . . . THE WHOLE BEING FULL OF REMARKS AND CURIOUS ENQUIRIES, FOR THE ILLUSTRATION OF SEVERAL DIFFICULTIES IN THEOLOGY, HISTORY, CHRONOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY. COLLECTED FROM THE BEST HISTORIANS, CHRONOLOGERS AND LEXICOGRAPHERS; . . . BUT MORE ESPECIALLY OUT OF LEWIS MORERY, D.D. HIS EIGHTH EDITION CORRECTED AND ENLARGED BY MONSIEUR LE CLERC; IN TWO VOLUMES IN FOLIO. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, BY WAY OF SUPPLEMENT, INTERMIX'D THROUGHOUT THE ALPHABET, THE LIVES, MOST REMARKABLE ACTIONS, AND WRITINGS OF SEVERAL ILLUSTRIOUS FAMILIES OF OUR ENGLISH, SCOTCH AND IRISH NOBILITY, AND GENTRY, AND MOST FAMOUS MEN OF ALL PROFESSIONS, ARTS AND SCIENCES: AS ALSO, AN EXACT DESCRIPTION OF THESE KINGDOMS; WITH THE MOST CONSIDERABLE OCCURRENCES THAT HAVE HAPPENED TO THIS PRESENT TIME [THE FIRST VOLUME and THE SECOND VOLUME] THE SECOND EDITION REVIS'D, CORRECTED AND ENLARG'D TO THE YEAR 1688; BY JER. COLLIER, A.M. London: Printed for Henry Rhodes, near Bride-Lane in Fleet Street; Thomas Newborough, at the Golden-Ball in St. Paul's Church-Yard; the Assigns of L. Meredith, at the Star in St. Paul's Church-Yard; and Elizabeth Harris, at the Harrow in Little-Britain; 1701. Hardcover: H 40.25cm x L 25.5cm. Probable 19th century rebinding as endpapers and flyleaves are quite different stock than text leaves. Quarter-leather binding. Spine leather with six slightly raised bands and still bright gilt stamped lettering within title compartment second from head; spine head worn with small loss, large loss and tearing within the 5cm of heel compartment leaving quires exposed. Patches of peeling to board leather adjacent to spine. Bluish-green marbled paper boards heavily rubbed with wear at edges particularly at fore-edge corners. Splitting at front and rear joints causing front board to have some pliability; text block remains firmly bound. Title pages printed in red and black. Dictionary comprised of double column text with letters A-L in First Volume and M-Z in Second Volume. B/w engraved frontispiece portrait of Jeremy Collier opposite First Volume title page. Past owner's pencil signature (E.H. Peck) on front pastedown. Interior leaves vary from bright white to strong toning with occasional foxing; several page corners creased. A good antiquarian copy. Published with a Supplement which is not present. Please note that this very thick book has an approximate shipping weight of 15 pounds (6.8 kg) and will require additional postage and insurance above AbeBook's preset rate. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: GREAT HISTORICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL, GENEALOGICAL...
Publisher: London: Printed for Henry Rhodes . . . Thomas Newborough . . . the assigns of L. Meredith . . . and Elizabeth Harris . . ., 1701.
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