GREAT HISTORICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL and POETICAL DICTIONARY being a curious miscellany of sacred and prophane history. Containing, in short, the lives and most remarkable actions of the patriarchs, judges, and kings of the Jews .. The genealogy of several illustrious families in Europe. The fabulous history of the heathen gods and heroes. The description of empires, kingdoms, common-wealths .. 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 Calvisius, Helvicus, .. and others: but more especially out of Lewis Morery, his sixth edition corrected and enlarged by M. LeClerk; in two volumes in folio. Now done into English. To which are added, by way of supplement, intermix'd throughout the alphabet, the lives, most remarkable actions, and writings, of the illustrious families of our English, Scotch, and Irish nobility, gentry, eminent clergy, and most famous men of all arts and sciences: as also an exact description of these kingdoms; with the most considerable occurrences that have happened to this present time. By several learned men. Wherein are inserted the last five years historical and geographical collections of Edmond Bohun, esq; designed at first for his own Geographical dictionary, and never extant till in this work.
London, Rhodes, Meredith, Harris & Newborough (1st edition in English) 1694 . Folio calf but lacking spine leather (damage to cover leather also/corners v.worn) Licence leaf precedes TP TP in red & black +(6pp of Subscribers) +(4p)=Preface + (over 1165pp) which is A-Z with Finis in mid page of last leaf. TP & License leaf with tears but no loss verso's sl.soiled and re-inserted.Newer EPS. Good wide margins, no writing, no worming, a neat complete copy of the best edition of this first Historical Dictionary in English. Later editions were edited by Collier, and appear under his name, while this has no translator or editor given although the work is a compilation of the major classical dictionaries in Latin and French (WING M-2725).
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