Title: The Great Historical, Geographical, Genealogical and poetical dictionary: being a curious miscellany of sacred and prophane history, 1701. Volume 2
Author: Louis Moreri; Jeremy Collier
Publisher: London, Printed for Henry Rhodes
An early 18th century edition of Collier’s Great Dictionary. Containing, in short, the lives and most remarkable action of the patriarchs, judges, and Kings of the Jews; of the Apostles, fathers, and doctors of the church; of Popes, Cardinals, Bishops, &c. Of Heresiarchs and Schismaticks, with an account of their principal doctrines; of Emperors, Kings, illustrious Princes, and great generals; of ancient and modern authors; of philosophers, inventors of arts, and all those notable circumstances of their lives. Together with the establishment and progress both of religious and military orders, and the lives of their founders. As also, the fabulous history of the heathen Gods and heroes. The description of empires, kingdoms, common wealths, provinces, cities, towns, islands, mountains, rivers, and other considerable places, both of ancient and modern geography; wherein is observed the situation, extent and quality of the country; the religion, government, morals and customs of the inhabitants; the sects of Christians, Jews, Heathens and Mahometans. The principal terms of arts and sciences; the publick and solemn actions, as festivals, plays, &c. The statues and laws; and withal, the history of general and particular councils, under r the names of the places where they have been celebrated. The whole being full of remarks and curious enquiries, for the illustration of several difficulties in Theology, History, Chronology, and Geography. Collected from the best Historians, Chronologers, and Lexicographers; as Calvisus, Helvicus, Isaacson, Marsham, Baudrand, Hoffman, Lloyd, Chevreau, and others: but more especially out of Lewis Morery, D. D. This is the second of two volumes.
One volume in folio, unpaginated
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with the spine having detached from the front joint, though still hanging on, and general rubbing and wear to the boards, with the front board starting to loosen. There is foxing and staining throughout. The frontispiece of Collier is lacking.