Lot 24 of 459:
Bayle's General Dictionary in 10 volumes  

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A General Dictionary, Historical and Critical: in which A New and Accurate Translation of that of the Celebrated Mr. Bayle, with the Corrections and Observations printed in the late Edition at Paris, is included...

Bayle, [Pierre]


Printed by James Bettenbam for G. Strahan (and many others)



10 volumes. (Folio) 39x25 cm (15½x10"), period quarter calf over marbled boards. 

A monumental if superannuated work, the dictionary was first published in 1697, and enlarged in the second edition of 1702. It was first published in an English translation in 1709. Most entries are devoted to individual people, both historical and mythical, but some articles treat religious beliefs and philosophies. 

Apparently, some of the more controversial ideas in the book were concealed n the copious footnotes, or slipped into articles on seemingly innocuous topics.

Lot Amendments

Bindings worn, some panels detached; textblocks generally sound; good condition, not collated, seemingly complete but offered as-is.

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