Traité des Superstitions selon l'Ecriture Sainte, les decrets des conciles, et les sentimens des Saints Peres, et des theologiens ( 2 Volumes). Jean Baptiste THIERS.
Traité des Superstitions selon l'Ecriture Sainte, les decrets des conciles, et les sentimens des Saints Peres, et des theologiens ( 2 Volumes).
Traité des Superstitions selon l'Ecriture Sainte, les decrets des conciles, et les sentimens des Saints Peres, et des theologiens ( 2 Volumes).

Traité des Superstitions selon l'Ecriture Sainte, les decrets des conciles, et les sentimens des Saints Peres, et des theologiens ( 2 Volumes).

Paris: Antoine Dezallier, 1697. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Hardcover. Two volumes. Small octavos. French text. (xxxii) 532pp & (xxviii) 520pp. Modern full leather with gilt rules and embellishments to boards and spine, raised bands and gilt titling to spine, marbled page edges, fresh endpapers.The 'Traité des superstitions selon l'Ecriture Sainte,' ('Treatise on Superstitions According to Holy Scripture') was one of the best known and comprehensive of what have been termed the "catalogs of superstitions." It was written by Jean Baptiste Thiers (1636-1703), a French theologian, to aid other churchmen in the identification of what would now be termed folk or popular religious and magical beliefs, so that they could be better refuted and suppressed. As such it was in some ways an encyclopedia of such beliefs, with much on magic, 'the black arts', folk-healers, curses, talismans, astrology and all forms of divination, exorcism etc. etc. This edition was considerably revised and expanded from the First Edition of 1679. A few light scratches to boards, light bump to lower edge of upper board of volume II, small biographical clipping about the author tipped onto first blank, light browning to margins, otherwise a sound and attractive VG+ set. Item #2252

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