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Ancient rites. DULAURE. Des cultes...

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Ancient rites. DULAURE. Des cultes...
 DULAURE, Jacques Antoine. Des cultes qui ont precedè et amenè l'idolatrie ou l'adoration des figures humaines. Paris, De Fournier Freres, 1805.

8vo, 200x120 mm; half calf binding, gilt titles and ornaments on the spine. Pp. [4], VIII, 511 [i.e.510 some foxing and browning, good copy.

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First edition of this important research on ancient rituals and beliefs, especially as regards the cult of anthropomorphic statues and idols. See Caillet, I, 3344; Bibliotheca Esoterica; 1363; Graesse, II, 444; Brunet, 21346. Dulaure was a French engineer and scholar, politically active in France until the affirmation of Napoleon, to whom he was opposed, and following his seizure in power he retired to private life.
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