The Great Historical, Geographical, Genealogical, and Poetical Dictionary; Being a Curious Miscellany of Sacred and Profane History.

COLLIER, Jeremy (ed.)

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Containing, in short, the lives and most remarkable action of the patriarchs, judges, and Kings of the Jews; of the Apostles, fathers, and doctors of the church; of Popes, Cardinals, Bishops, &c. Of Heresiarchs and Schismaticks, with an account of their principal doctrines; of Emperors, Kings, illustrious Princes, and great generals; of ancient and modern authors; of philosophers, inventors of arts, and all those notable circumstances of their lives. Together with the establishment and progress both of religious and military orders, and the lives of their founders. As also, the fabulous history of the heathen Gods and heroes. The description of empires, kingdoms, common wealths, provinces, cities, towns, islands, mountains, rivers, and other considerable places, both of ancient and modern geography; wherein is observed the situation, extent and quality of the country; the religion, government, morals and customs of the inhabitants; the sects of Christians, Jews, Heathens and Mahometans. The principal terms of arts and sciences; the publick and solemn actions, as festivals, plays, &c. The statues and laws; and withal, the history of general and particular councils, under r the names of the places where they have been celebrated. 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 Calvisus, Helvicus, Isaacson, Marsham, Baudrand, Hoffman, Lloyd, Chevreau, and others: but more especially out of Lewis Morery, D. D. his eighth edition corrected and enlarged by Monsieur Le Clerc, in two volumes in folio. To which are added, by way supplement, intermix'd thorughout the alphabet, the lives, most remarkable actions, and writings of several illustrious families of our English, Scotch, and Irish nobility, and gentry, and most famous men of all professions, arts and sciences: as also, an exact description of these kingdoms; with the most considerable occurrences that have happened to this present time. The second edition revis'd, corrected and enlarg'd to the year 1688; by Jer.. Collier, A. M.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Henry Rhodes, Thomas Newborough, L. Meredith, and Elizabeth Harris
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Date Published: 1701
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
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  • Details:
    2 vols. Unpaginated/ 39 cm full leather folios. Frontispiece portraits of Collier in both volumes. Ex-library with labels affixed to lower corner of front pastedown endpapers. Boards detached from both volumes. Leather bindings show wear with tears, scuffing, bumped corners, edges, and extremes. Pages clean. Text unmarked. While the leather does not match, the set does begin of the same edition and printed in the same year. Sold "as-is."

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