1772 World Superstitions & Customs Japan Florida Hottentot Cortez Egypt Orville

D’ORVILLE, Andre-Guillaume Contant de

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Andre-Guillaume Contant de Orville was an 18th-century French author who, among his numerous stage-works and novels, wrote a history of the people of the world. ‘History of the Different Peoples of the World’ was first published in 1770 and was a compendium of descriptions of religious ceremonies and rites, superstitions and demonology, cultural customs, and civil life from countries all over the world. Orville focuses on major world powers such as Japan, Turkey, China, Persia, India, Egypt, English and even early settlements in Florida! Interestingly, this work includes accounts of Cortez conquests and Hottentot paganism. Additionally, within are 24 engravings portraying the events described throughout.

 

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1772 World Superstitions & Customs Japan Florida Hottentot Cortez Egypt Orville

 

Andre-Guillaume Contant de Orville was an 18th-century French author who, among his numerous stage-works and novels, wrote a history of the people of the world. ‘History of the Different Peoples of the World’ was first published in 1770 and was a compendium of descriptions of religious ceremonies and rites, superstitions and demonology, cultural customs, and civil life from countries all over the world. Orville focuses on major world powers such as Japan, Turkey, China, Persia, India, Egypt, English and even early settlements in Florida! Interestingly, this work includes accounts of Cortez conquests and Hottentot paganism. Additionally, within are 24 engravings portraying the events described throughout.

 

Item number: #9880

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D’ORVILLE, Andre-Guillaume Contant de

 

Histoire des différens peuples du monde, contenant les cérémonies religieuses & civiles, l’origine des religions, les moeurs & les usages de chaque nation

 

A Paris, chez Edme, libraire, rue Saint Jean-de-Beauvais, à côté du collège. 1772.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 6 volumes
    • I – [2], xv, [1], 535, [1]
      • 4 engravings
    • II – [5], 6-528
      • 4 engravings
    • III – [5], 6-516
      • 4 engravings
    • IV – [5], 6-527, [1]
      • 4 engravings
    • V – [5], 6-552
      • 4 engravings
    • VI – [5], 6-502
      • 4 engravings
    • Provenance: Bookplate
      • Aimé de Bernis
      • Bibliothèque du Château de St-Marcel d’Ardèche
    • Language: French
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)
    • Rare and desirable

 

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9880

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Religion

Authors

D’ORVILLE, Andre-Guillaume Contant de

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete