The Bulwark or Reformation Journal. In Defence of the True Interests of Man and of Society, especially in Reference to the Religious, Social and Political Bearings of Popery. With Woodcut illustrations. Volume V. 1855-6
Edition: First Edition
London: Seeleys and J. Nisbet & Co, 1856. Original green blind stamped cloth with gilt titles to the spine. An anti Catholic journal, edited by Cunningham (Principal of New College, Edinburgh). It was intended "for the purpose of enlightening the public mind in regard to the true nature and tendencies of Popery and Puseyism" (This latter, also known as Tractarianism, was named after Edward Pusey - one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement). It shows its true colours in the frontis illustration of vol. I. with an attack on Thomas A' Becket for putting Church before King. Becket the martyr was of particular importance to English Catholics. 332 pp.
Condition: The boards are clean and tidy. Owner's bookplate to the inside front board. The contents are clean and tidy, a sound copy, with woodcut illustrations throughout.