De imposturis religionum breve compendium, descriptum ab exemplari m[anu]sc[rip]to; [manuscript] :; quod, in bibliotheca Joh. Frieder. Mayeri Berolini anno 1716 publice distracta, deprehensum, et a Principe Eugenio de Sabaudia LXXX imperialibus redemtum fuit. - Colenda Digital Repository
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De imposturis religionum breve compendium, descriptum ab exemplari m[anu]sc[rip]to; [manuscript] :; quod, in bibliotheca Joh. Frieder. Mayeri Berolini anno 1716 publice distracta, deprehensum, et a Principe Eugenio de Sabaudia LXXX imperialibus redemtum fuit.

Title:
De imposturis religionum breve compendium, descriptum ab exemplari m[anu]sc[rip]to [manuscript] : quod, in bibliotheca Joh. Frieder. Mayeri Berolini anno 1716 publice distracta, deprehensum, et a Principe Eugenio de Sabaudia LXXX imperialibus redemtum fuit.
Abstract:
An abridgment of an earlier work on false religions, copied from an original manuscript, discovered in the library of theologian Johann Friedrich Mayer, which was sold publicly in Berlin in 1716 and bought by Prince Eugene of Savoy for 80 imperials. The first half of the anonymous De tribus impostoribus, anno MDIIC, which was printed by G. Bartsch in 1598. Criticizes the three prophets Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad for abusing their respective religions through fraud. Contains 29 numbered sections. Not a translation of the related French works Le livre de trois imposteurs or Traite des trois imposteurs.
Format:
30 leaves : paper; 200 x 150 (170 x 125) mm. bound to 205 x 165 mm.
Identifier:
(OCoLC)ocn231401173; (OCoLC)231401173; (PU)4316625-penndb-Voyager
Language:
Latin
Provenance:
Formerly owned by Henry Charles Lea (bookplate inside upper cover and inscription dated 1888, f. i recto).
Publisher:
[Germany, after 1716]
Subject:
Religion -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.; Rationalism -- Early works to 1800.; Codices.; Polemics.; Treatises.; Manuscripts, Latin; 18th century.; Manuscripts, European.
Type:
Manuscript
Personal Name:
Lea, Henry Charles,
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1193
Collection:
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts