[Binding with coat of arms]. ROSS (Alexandre).... - Lot 186 - Kâ-Mondo

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[Binding with coat of arms]. ROSS (Alexandre).... - Lot 186 - Kâ-Mondo
[Binding with coat of arms]. ROSS (Alexandre). Les religions du monde, démonstration de toutes les religions & hérésies de l'Asie, Afrique, Amérique & de l'Europe, depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'à présent. A Amsterdam, chez Abraham Wolfgang, 1686. In-12, [6] f., 867 p., [6] f., sow's skin on period wood, 3-nerved spine bordered by a cold roulette, boards decorated in cold with frames of 2 roulettes and fillets, arms stamped in black in the center of each board, clasps (small worm holes at head of spine, one corner dulled, stamp scratched on title, 3 limin. ff. worn in margins, browning and a few spots not serious). Alexander Ross (c. 1590-1654), Scottish writer and author of controversial works, opposed Hobbes in particular. He was the author of the first English translation of the Koran. New edition of the French translation of this work on world religions, originally published in 1666. It is illustrated with 16 copper-engraved folding plates, including a frontispiece. Beautiful monastic binding bearing the date 1693. Provenance: coat of arms of the House of Trauttmansdorff; old manuscript bookplate of a religious college, for the use of missionaries in Austria.
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