ROGER (Abraham). Le théâtre de l'idolatrie,... - Lot 184 - Kâ-Mondo

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ROGER (Abraham). Le théâtre de l'idolatrie,... - Lot 184 - Kâ-Mondo
ROGER (Abraham). Le théâtre de l'idolatrie, ou La porte ouverte, pour parvenir à la cognoissance du paganisme caché, et la vraie représentation de la vie, des moeurs, de la religion, & du service divin des Bramines, qui demeurent sur les costes de Chormandel, & aux pays circonvoisins... A Amsterdam, chez Jean Schipper, 1670. In-4, front, [7] f., 371 p., [2] f., contemporary brown basane, 5-nerved spine, greant title-piece, ornate caissons, red edges (binding rubbed, spine warped, corners dull; wetness in margins of 1st f. including front, ordinary browning). First French translation by physician, grammarian and linguist Thomas Lagrue (1620-1680) of this curious work describing the religious doctrines, ceremonies and penitential rites of the peoples of the Coromandel coast. The volume ends with Barthrovherri's Proverbs on the Way to Heaven and Reasonable Conduct, as well as an extract from La Chine illustrée by Athanase Kircher. The copper-engraved illustration consists of a frontispiece and 7 mid-page vignettes. Without the folding plate.
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