Book Description

1771 - Small 4to, 10.5 x 8 Inches. 2 Volumes in 3. With 3 half title & title pages. Rebound in quarter maroon Morocco over blue cloth, original title labels laid onto spines. New paste downs. Binding solid. Former library copies, with stamps verso titles & blind stamps to plates. Occasional pencil annotation. Some very old pressed leaves within, which I’ve not removed. Text in good, very clean condition, no inscriptions, no loose pages. Some pages with worm holes, mostly to top margin. Half title & title of first part chipped lower corner fore edge. Well illustrated with 13 detailed plates, complete. (4 in Part I premiere, 1 in Part I seconde, 8 in tome second) many fold-out. Decorative woodcut head & tail pieces. A nice example of this scarce complete set.
Dealer Notes
Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest continuously practiced religions.
The most important texts of the religion are those of the Avesta.
Anquetil Du Perron (1731-1805) was a French scholar who studied Hebrew at the University of Paris, having developed a keen interest in Eastern Languages and religious mysteries. He went on to learn Arabic & Persian.
Date 1771
Binding Quarter Leather
Publisher Paris: Chez N.M. Tilliard
Illustrator -
Condition Good
Pages xxxvi, [2] dxlii; cxx, 432; 810pp

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