The History of Oracles, in two Dissertations. M. de Fontenelle.
The History of Oracles, in two Dissertations

The History of Oracles, in two Dissertations

Glasgow: R. Urie, 1753. Later edition. Hardcover. 12mo. [3], iv-x, [1], 2-144, [2] pp. Contemporary smooth calf with the spine in six compartments, a maroon morocco label lettered in gilt on the spine; all edges decoratively speckled. Completing the title page: Wherein are Proved, I. That the Oracles were not given out by Daemons; but were invented and supported by the Craft of the Pagan Priests. II. That the Oracles did not cease at the coming of Jesus Christ; but subsisted four hundred Years after it, till the entire Abolition of Paganism. Oxford DNB, Janet Todd, "Behn, Aphra [Aphara], (1640?–1689)". Translated from the French into English by Aphra Behn. Originally published in English in 1688. This work helped to popularize Copernican science and was also a comparative study of pagan religions, especially in late antiquity. The publication of this book was dangerous, as it questioned the Anglican and Catholic Church's authority. Very Good. Item #000010568

Moderate rubbing to the joints with two tiny holes exposed; an early owner's name on the first page of the preface.

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