Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

A Study of All the Religions in the World – Theologist David Nerreter – Nuremberg, 1701 – First Edition

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Der wunderwürdige Juden und Heiden-Tempel / darinn derselben Gottes und Götzen-Dinst eröffnet und gezelgt wird. Nuremberg: Wolfgang Moritz Endters. Johann Ernst Adelbulner printing house, 1701. German. First edition.
Translation into German of the book "Pansebeia, or View of all the Religions in the World, with the Lives of certain notorious Hereticks", by Alexander Ross (1590-1654) – a comparative study of all the religions in the world. With comments and an essay about paganism, by the translator, theologist David Nerreter (1649-1726).
Study of the world's religions, written in order to demonstrate the truth of Christianity. The book opens with a long chapter dedicated to Judaism, and continues with reviews about various religions in Asia, Africa, America and Europe. Accompanied by tens of etching-plates (some folded), mainly featuring religious rituals and various pagan ceremonies. The first etching portrays the Temple’s Menorah and the Temple’s Ark. In the chapter dedicated to Judaism, appears an etching (folded) – a detailed scene of the Day of Atonement.
[12], 1195, [83] + [71] plates (ten are folded), 17 cm. Good condition. Spotting. Minor tears. Worming. Several plates are smaller than the leaves. Contemporary green Parchment binding (slightly damaged).
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