Item #70387 The Origin of Pagan Idolatry. Ascertained from Historical Testimony and Circumstantial Evidence ( 3 Volume Set ). George Stanley FABER.
The Origin of Pagan Idolatry. Ascertained from Historical Testimony and Circumstantial Evidence ( 3 Volume Set ).
The Origin of Pagan Idolatry. Ascertained from Historical Testimony and Circumstantial Evidence ( 3 Volume Set ).
The Origin of Pagan Idolatry. Ascertained from Historical Testimony and Circumstantial Evidence ( 3 Volume Set ).
The Origin of Pagan Idolatry. Ascertained from Historical Testimony and Circumstantial Evidence ( 3 Volume Set ).

The Origin of Pagan Idolatry. Ascertained from Historical Testimony and Circumstantial Evidence ( 3 Volume Set ).

London: F. and C. Rivingtons, 1816. First Edition. Hardcovers. Large quartos. Three Volume Set ( complete ). Vol. I: lxx + 496pp & Vol. II: xxii + 504pp & Vol. III: xxviii + 682pp. Matching late nineteenth century quarter leather bindings: deep green half leather over pebbled cloth boards Raised bands with gilt title, author's name, ornaments and pubication year (1816) to spine. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece engraving to each volume. Engraved map "exhibiting the position of Paradise and Mount Ararat" facing p. 306, Vol. I. Anglican theologian George Stanley Faber's (1773 – 1854) massive investigation of "pagan" (non-Christian) mythology "detailing the typology between Pagan Idolatry and the Noahic History in the Bible." Faber noted a commonality amongst all pagan mythologies, which he suggested indicated that they had a common origin, which he explained as them being corruptions of Biblical stories. An unusually clean ex-library set. There are no library markings to the bindings at all, indeed the only library marks seem to be a bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume; a discrete, finger-print-sized stamp in the margin of each of the frontispieces and the map, and two stamps and a few inked and pencilled numerals on the versos of the title-pages. There is some cracking/splitting to the upper leather hinge of Vols. I & II and to the rear hinge of Vol. III. Despite this the bindings are tight and firm, and the splits unlikely to spread further unless mishandled. General rubbing to the leather hinges and to the points. A few light marks and some rubbing to the boards. Small owner's name and acquisition date (December 1830) in upper margin of second blank of each volume. The first half-dozen leaves of each volume (including thus the frontis-piece and title-page) show some greyish dappling / foxing, and have the occasional other light marks or pinholes, rest of the pages clean and unmarked. Overall a tight, attractive, clean example of this uncommon set. Please note this is a very heavy over-sized set so additional shipping charges to those automatically quoted will apply. Item #70387

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