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ERROR'S CHAINS: How Forged and Broken. A Complete, Graphic, and Comparative History of the Many Strange Beliefs, Superstitious Practices, Domestic Peculiarities, Sacred Writings, Systems of Philosophy, Legends and Traditions, Customs and Habits of Mankind

by Dobbins, Frank S.; Williams, S. Wells; Hall, Isaac H

Condition: Very Good


Standard Pub. House, New York:, 1883 pp. xxii, 785 +Plus 43 leaves of full page illustrations, 6 steel plates engravings, 9 double page illustrations and numerous other B/W illustrations throughout the text. 12mo. 240mm. Original publisher's pictorial full yellow cloth binding decorated and lettered in gilt and black. Cover depicts various religious imagery from the Historical Buddha to dragons and ornate pillar with elephants. Spine lettered in gilt and black and decorated with a gilt image of a seemingly godly man sitting in a chair. All edges gilt. Cover gilt bright but boards slightly damp-stained. Spine soiled and but gilt bright. Some wear to base and head of spine. Corners fraying. Front hinge cracked. Some pages mildly damp-stained. Hardbound. Very Good. Frank S. Dobbins, (1855-1916). Samuel Wells Williams (1812-1884) was a linguist, official, missionary and Sinologist from the U.S. in the early 19th century. Isaac Hollister Hall (1837-1896) was an American Orientalist. ** PRICE JUST REDUCED NW63. Hardcover. Very Good.
  • Bookseller: THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 229BIND2
  • Title: ERROR'S CHAINS: How Forged and Broken. A Complete, Graphic, and Comparative History of the Many Strange Beliefs, Superstitious Practices, Domestic Peculiarities, Sacred Writings, Systems of Philosophy, Legends and Traditions, Customs and Habits of Mankind
  • Author: Dobbins, Frank S.; Williams, S. Wells; Hall, Isaac H
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Standard Pub. House, New York:
  • Date published: 1883
  • Keywords: PUBLISHERS BINDINGS RELIGION PHILOSOPHY BIBLE LITERATURE ILLUSTRATED 1883
  • Bookseller catalogs: ILLUSTRATED; RELIGION; BINDINGS;


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