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Bernard Picart (1673-1733) “The Ceremonies and Religious Customs of the World.” London: William Jackson for Claude du Bosc, 1733-1739. First English edition, seven volumes bound in six, 223 full-paged engraved plates, 31 of which are double-paged or folding, contemporary boards, rebacked, some hinges starting, labels chipped, volume two with intermittent water stains, corners bumped, boards abraded, ex libris Thomas Western, 11 1/2x18 in. The most exhaustive study of comparative religion composed to date with detailed accounts and illustrations of the rituals and practices of religion. $4,200. Photo courtesy Skinner, Inc., www.skinnerinc.com.

Bernard Picart (1673-1733) “The Ceremonies and Religious Customs of the World.” London: William Jackson for Claude du Bosc, 1733-1739. First English edition, seven volumes bound in six, 223 full-paged engraved plates, 31 of which are double-paged or folding, contemporary boards, rebacked, some hinges starting, labels chipped, volume two with intermittent water stains, corners bumped, boards abraded, ex libris Thomas Western, 11 1/2×18 in. The most exhaustive study of comparative religion composed to date with detailed accounts and illustrations of the rituals and practices of religion. $4,200. Photo courtesy Skinner, Inc., www.skinnerinc.com.

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