Ancient Faiths Embodied in Ancient Names: or, an attempt to trace the religious belief, sacred rites, and holy emblems of certain nations. By an interpretation of the names given to children by priestly authority, or assumed by prophets, kings, and hierarchs. Thomas INMAN.

Ancient Faiths Embodied in Ancient Names: or, an attempt to trace the religious belief, sacred rites, and holy emblems of certain nations. By an interpretation of the names given to children by priestly authority, or assumed by prophets, kings, and hierarchs.

London: Printed for the author, 1868 and 1869. [Anthroponymy] FIRST EDITION. Complete in two volumes. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.viii; 789 [3]; pp.l; 1028. With a total of 14 plates, including a frontispiece to each volume, and more than 180 in-text illustrations. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spines, and gilt decoration to spines and uppers. Brown-coated endpapers. Both volumes with an engraved Masonic Supreme Council bookplate to front pastedown, crossed out. Black ink ownership stamp of John Glas Sandeman to half-title of volume II, and a larger more elaborate ownership stamp to title page of volume I. Occasional pencil notes and underlining. Binder's label to rear pastedown of each volume. A lovely crisp example with minimal handling to bindings. Near fine. A vast work tracing the origins of and relations between names given to people through history, with most space given over to the Judaeo-Christian world. Item #60738

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