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  • A Full View of the Roman Catholic Question. by A Country Gentleman [MENCE, Richard].
    A Country Gentleman [MENCE, Richard].
    A Full View of the Roman Catholic Question.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: 1813. An Anti-Catholic pamphlet, printed by J.J. Stockdale. An examination of the Claims of Roman Catholics, particularly those in Ireland, and concluding that "Too much is already conceded to the Papists." The initials W.L.J. appear in ink to the top of the title page. There are some annotations in ink throughout the text. These are in a contemporary hand, and appear to be proofing corrections - changing the grammar, correcting errors, and altering some footnotes. Perhaps this copy was being prepared for a second publication? If so, it came to nothing, as Copac cites only two holdings of this issue, with no others cited.Good clean, but with no wrappers (if any). This was once part of a larger work,…

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    London: 1813. An Anti-Catholic pamphlet, printed by J.J. Stockdale. An examination of the Claims of Roman Catholics, particularly those in Ireland, and concluding that "Too much is already conceded to the Papists." The initials W.L.J. appear in ink to the top of the title page. There are some annotations in ink throughout the text. These are in a contemporary hand, and appear to be proofing corrections - changing the grammar, correcting errors, and altering some footnotes. Perhaps this copy was being prepared for a second publication? If so, it came to nothing, as Copac cites only two holdings of this issue, with no others cited.Good clean, but with no wrappers (if any). This was once part of a larger work, and has been removed from this - but was published alone (with price, printers details and colophon here). There is a touch of darkening to the outside pages. Internally clean, with the annotations as described above. This work was published anonymously, and there is no reference on Copac or in bibliographies of anonymous literature to any author. However, the name Richard Mence Esq. is written in a contemporary hand alongside the stated "Country Gentleman" This would certainly fit well. Richard Mence was a Barrister, at Middle Temple, who went on to write about the Law of Libel. He was active in writing at this time, and his dedication in the Law of Libel, was to those who oppose "Disloyal and Seditious Principles" These almost certainly included Catholic Emancipation. With his awareness of Libel laws, he was perhaps wise to remain anonymous! 49 [i]. pp

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  • A Sermon at the Funeral of Sr Edmund-Berry Godfrey by LLOYD, William
    LLOYD, William
    A Sermon at the Funeral of Sr Edmund-Berry Godfrey One of his Majesties Justices of the Peace, Who was Barbarously Murthered. Preached on Thursday the 1st day of October 1678. In the Parish Church of St. Martin in the Fields.

    London: Tho. Newcomb for Henry Brome: 1678. Disbound sermon. Paper covers. Title, with black funereal border. There is a touch of nicking to the corners of the paper cover. The cover is darkened - the rest of the sermon is clean and tidy. A sound copy. Anti Catholic sermon preached at the funeral of Lloyd's parishioner, Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, the justice of the peace to whom Titus Oates made his first depositions concerning the Popish Plot. Shortly thereafter, he was found mysteriously murdered in a ditch on Primrose Hill. This led to the arrests of several Catholics - and was the beginning of the hysteria of the Popish Plot. It would appear, in hindsight, that Oates himself was involved…

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    London: Tho. Newcomb for Henry Brome: 1678. Disbound sermon. Paper covers. Title, with black funereal border. There is a touch of nicking to the corners of the paper cover. The cover is darkened - the rest of the sermon is clean and tidy. A sound copy. Anti Catholic sermon preached at the funeral of Lloyd's parishioner, Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, the justice of the peace to whom Titus Oates made his first depositions concerning the Popish Plot. Shortly thereafter, he was found mysteriously murdered in a ditch on Primrose Hill. This led to the arrests of several Catholics - and was the beginning of the hysteria of the Popish Plot. It would appear, in hindsight, that Oates himself was involved in the murder, and that its aim was to bolster support for his anti-Catholic allegations. 42pp - Wing L2700

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  • A Vindication of the Answer to the Popish Address Presented to the Ministers of the Church of England. by WILLIAMS, John.
    WILLIAMS, John.
    A Vindication of the Answer to the Popish Address Presented to the Ministers of the Church of England. In Reply to a Pamphlet abusively Intituled, A Clear Proof of the Certainty and Usefulness of the Protestant Rule of Faith &C.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Ric. Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St Paul's Church Yard: 1688. pamphlet, disbound. Title, text, adverts (for Chiswell). "A Clear Proof" although written as through from a Protestant, was in fact a Catholic work, trying to disprove the certainty of Protestantism. This work is a rebuttal of that work. Apart from a little light foxing in a few places, the text is clean and crisp throughout and well bound together. John Williams (C1633–1709), was a Church of England minister, and later Bishop of Chichester (not to be confused with the Jesuit priest of the same period). He was very anti-Catholic and wrote a large number of pamphlets attacking Rome. He argued that the Popish plot was genuine,…

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    London: Ric. Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St Paul's Church Yard: 1688. pamphlet, disbound. Title, text, adverts (for Chiswell). "A Clear Proof" although written as through from a Protestant, was in fact a Catholic work, trying to disprove the certainty of Protestantism. This work is a rebuttal of that work. Apart from a little light foxing in a few places, the text is clean and crisp throughout and well bound together. John Williams (C1633–1709), was a Church of England minister, and later Bishop of Chichester (not to be confused with the Jesuit priest of the same period). He was very anti-Catholic and wrote a large number of pamphlets attacking Rome. He argued that the Popish plot was genuine, and was firmly opposed to the accession of James. His preferment as Bishop had to wait until the time of William and Mary. [ii], 1-41, [iii]. pp. Wing W2739 [ii], 1-41, [iii]. pp. Wing W2739

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  • An Abridgement of the Prerogatives of St. Ann, by [ANON] but CLAGETT, William.
    [ANON] but CLAGETT, William.
    An Abridgement of the Prerogatives of St. Ann, Mother of the Mother of God. With the Approbation of the Doctors at Paris: And Thence Done into English to accompany the Contemplations on the Life and Glory of Holy Mary; and the Defence of the Same; with some Pieces of a like nature. To which a PREFACE is added concerning the Original of the STORY.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Ric. Chiswell at the Rose and Crown, 1688. First edition. Pamphet. Disbound. Title, preface, a dedication to the Queen Regent (written by "the Maids of St Joseph") the text of the prerogatives. This is in fact an anti-catholic pamphlet from William Clagett. William Clagett (1646–1688) was an English clergyman and pamphleteer, particularly active during the reign of James II. As well as his own pamphlets, he would translate particularly colourful Continental Catholic material, with the aim of making the Catholics an object of ridicule. This is one of those pieces.
    A nice copy of this pamphlet. Apart from a a few slight marks, the pamphlet is clean and crisp throughout and well bound together.[ii] i-xv, [i], [vi], 1-20. pp. WING A108.

    Book ID: 1440
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  • An Answer to several late Treatises, occasioned by a book entitled A Discourse concerning the Idolatry practised in the Church of Rome and the Hazard of Salvation in the Communion of it. by Stillingfleet, Edward.
    Stillingfleet, Edward.
    An Answer to several late Treatises, occasioned by a book entitled A Discourse concerning the Idolatry practised in the Church of Rome and the Hazard of Salvation in the Communion of it.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: R. W. for Henry Mortlock: 1673. Contemporary full leather, strengthened at some point. Recent burgundy label with gilt titles. The book has no end papers, and begins with the imprimatur pasted down to the front board. The final page is pasted to the rear board. The work begins with the title page. The book is in three parts. There is a lengthy "General preface", followed by the Contents, and "An examination of the pamphlet entituled Dr. Stillingfleet against Dr Stilllingfleet". The third part is "An answer to the book entitled, Dr Stillingfleet's Principles Considered". [LXXXVI], 1-12, 13-73,[i], 75-291. pp

    The original boards are a little rubbed and bumped, but still holding well. The spine has been strengthened and…

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    London: R. W. for Henry Mortlock: 1673. Contemporary full leather, strengthened at some point. Recent burgundy label with gilt titles. The book has no end papers, and begins with the imprimatur pasted down to the front board. The final page is pasted to the rear board. The work begins with the title page. The book is in three parts. There is a lengthy "General preface", followed by the Contents, and "An examination of the pamphlet entituled Dr. Stillingfleet against Dr Stilllingfleet". The third part is "An answer to the book entitled, Dr Stillingfleet's Principles Considered". [LXXXVI], 1-12, 13-73,[i], 75-291. pp

    The original boards are a little rubbed and bumped, but still holding well. The spine has been strengthened and although the leather appears cracked, it is holding well. The label is bright. Inside, the binding is quite cracked to the front hinge, but still secure. A contemporary hand has practiced it's writing of "imprimatur" to the inside board. The rest of the book is in good clean condition, with only moderate darkening. A tiny amount of edge wear to the title page, but nothing significant.

    This work was the culmination of an attack on Catholicism which began with the Discourse in 1671. Edward Meredith and the recusant Catholic Thomas Godden replied on the Catholic side, and here he continues his attack. His attack is wide ranging, from objecting to the Pope's decrees and the Council of Trent, through to accusing Ignatius Loyola of fanaticism. Edward Stillingfleet (1635-1699) was an Anglican theologian from Cranborne in Dorset. He was known as "The beauty of Holiness" for his good looks. He preached at St Margaret's, Westminster, on the day after the Great Fire in 1666. He was a leader amongst the "Latitudinarians" a group of young Anglicans, named pejoratively as "men of latitude" for the ease in which they switched side from the Parliamentary to the Royalist position after the Restoration. He was predominantly low church, and wanted reconciliation with Presbyterians - but certainly not with Catholics. Later he became the Bishop of Worcester (1689)

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  • An Exact Account of Romish Doctrine in the Case of Conspiracy and Rebellion by MORTON, Thomas.
    MORTON, Thomas.
    An Exact Account of Romish Doctrine in the Case of Conspiracy and Rebellion by Pregnant Observations Collected out of the express Dogmatical Principles of Popish Priests and Jesuites. Written and Printed Immediately after the Discovery of the Gunpowder Treason. And now upon the Discovery of the Present Popish Plot against the Life of his Sacred Majesty and the Government, reprinted and Published.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Ezerel Tonge, 1678. A disbound tract / pamphlet. no covers. Advertisement for further works published by Tonge. Title and 22 pages. A Protestant pamphlet denouncing the Romish Church for their "Rebellious Doctrines". Tonge claimed in the adverts that he was to have been killed following the Popish plot for publishing anti-Catholic books. The first leaf [adverts] is partially detached and has some grubby marks on the blank side. The title has an ink annotation (showing Morton's authorship). The text is loosely bound together, has some foxing, and has been cropped with a slight loss to some of the running titles. Ezerel (Israel) Tonge was one of the informants of the Popish plot. He was a Church of England…

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    London: Ezerel Tonge, 1678. A disbound tract / pamphlet. no covers. Advertisement for further works published by Tonge. Title and 22 pages. A Protestant pamphlet denouncing the Romish Church for their "Rebellious Doctrines". Tonge claimed in the adverts that he was to have been killed following the Popish plot for publishing anti-Catholic books. The first leaf [adverts] is partially detached and has some grubby marks on the blank side. The title has an ink annotation (showing Morton's authorship). The text is loosely bound together, has some foxing, and has been cropped with a slight loss to some of the running titles. Ezerel (Israel) Tonge was one of the informants of the Popish plot. He was a Church of England Divine, and virulent anti-Catholic, who met and was influenced by Titus Oates. He arranged with Oates to "discover" his original narrative. Although he had a reputation for madness, and was sidelined as a witness early on in the history of the Popish plot, [iv], 1-22 pp.e was seemingly (if naively) honest in his belief in Oates lies. He was granted a pension by the King. Wing M2839 [iv], 1-22 pp.

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  • Archbishop Usher's Answer to a Jesuit; with Other Tracts on Popery by USHER, James
    USHER, James
    Archbishop Usher's Answer to a Jesuit; with Other Tracts on Popery

    Cambridge: Pitt Press for J. J. Deighton and J.W. Parker, 1835. Original buckram boards, with a new matching cloth spine and gilt titles. Yellow end papers. The original boards are clean and tidy, the new spine immaculate. Internally clean and tidy throughout with just a touch of darkening to the pages. Neat owner's name to the front end paper. Overall a lovely copy. xv, [i], 1-744, [iv].

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  • Brethren in Iniquity: by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Brethren in Iniquity: Or, the Confederacy of Papists with Sectaries, for the Destroying of the True Religion, as by Law Establish'd, plainly detected.

    London: Randal Taylor, 1690. Although the Popish Plot was ten years gone by the time this polemic was published, anti-Catholic feeling still ran high. This pamphlet purports to show all of the ways that Papists had attempted to undermine the Church of England since the Reformation. As such, this is almost a literature review of the previous hundred years, summarising Bishop Burnett, Stillingfleet and others, whilst quoting from Parliament and Catholic peers. It is followed by A LETTER OF THE MINISTERS Of the CITY of LONDON, Presented the First of January, 1645. to the Reverend Assembly of Divines sitting at Westminster, by Authority of Parliament, against TOLERATION. This pamphlet has been abstracted from a collection, and so appears as…

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    London: Randal Taylor, 1690. Although the Popish Plot was ten years gone by the time this polemic was published, anti-Catholic feeling still ran high. This pamphlet purports to show all of the ways that Papists had attempted to undermine the Church of England since the Reformation. As such, this is almost a literature review of the previous hundred years, summarising Bishop Burnett, Stillingfleet and others, whilst quoting from Parliament and Catholic peers. It is followed by A LETTER OF THE MINISTERS Of the CITY of LONDON, Presented the First of January, 1645. to the Reverend Assembly of Divines sitting at Westminster, by Authority of Parliament, against TOLERATION. This pamphlet has been abstracted from a collection, and so appears as a disbound item - with the binding marks and stab marks to the spine. No wrapper or cover (now held in a protective sleeve. The top edge of the first couple of pages is beginning to come away - although the binding is still holding securely. A touch of darkening to the front and rear pages, less so inside. There are pencil ticks throughout the work in the margins. Wing B 4382. [4], 67, [1] pp.

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  • Anti Monastic satire with attractive engravings.
    Holzschnitte. by WEBER, Veit
    WEBER, Veit
    Holzschnitte. Die Betfahrt des Bruder Gramsalbus.

    Berlin: Friedrich Maurer, 1793. First edition. Contemporary half leather binding with black label and gilt titles to spine. A little rubbing and darkening to the boards. Bookplate of the textile industrialist Franz Pollack Parnau of Vienna to the inside front board. Frontis engraving of a dubious looking abbot, by Swiss engraver Johann Heinrich Lips. Text in black gothic script (German). Embellished with six beautiful chapter heading engravings. Internally in excellent condition. A little foxing to the end papers but the rest is very clean. These woodcuts are biographical pieces, mainly aimed against the Roman Catholic church. Described as: sharp satire against monasticism and priesthood: Hayn-Got. VIII, 328. Veit Weber was the pseudonym of Georg Philip Ludwig Leonhard Waechter (1762-1837).…

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    Berlin: Friedrich Maurer, 1793. First edition. Contemporary half leather binding with black label and gilt titles to spine. A little rubbing and darkening to the boards. Bookplate of the textile industrialist Franz Pollack Parnau of Vienna to the inside front board. Frontis engraving of a dubious looking abbot, by Swiss engraver Johann Heinrich Lips. Text in black gothic script (German). Embellished with six beautiful chapter heading engravings. Internally in excellent condition. A little foxing to the end papers but the rest is very clean. These woodcuts are biographical pieces, mainly aimed against the Roman Catholic church. Described as: sharp satire against monasticism and priesthood: Hayn-Got. VIII, 328. Veit Weber was the pseudonym of Georg Philip Ludwig Leonhard Waechter (1762-1837). A writer of fiction, and briefly a revolutionary. As a young man he went to France, and joined the citizen army, he only returned to Germany when he was wounded. 428 pages. 170 x 110 mm (6¾ x 4¼ inches).

    . Erste Ausgabe. Zeitgenössische Halbledereinband mit schwarzem Etikett und vergoldeten Titel auf dem Rücken. Etwas berieben und nachgedunkelt. Exlibris des Textilindustriellen Franz Pollack Parnau aus Wien auf der Innenseite des Vorderdeckels. Frontis-Stich eines zweifelhaft aussehenden Abtes, vom Schweizer Kupferstecher Johann Heinrich Lips. Text in schwarzer gotischer Schrift (Deutsch). Verschönert mit 6 schönen Gravuren der Kapitelüberschriften. Innerlich in ausgezeichnetem Zustand. Die Vorsatzblätter sind ein wenig stockfleckig, der Rest ist sehr sauber. Diese Holzschnitte sind biografische Stücke, die sich hauptsächlich gegen die römisch-katholische Kirche richten. Beschrieben als "scharfe Satire gegen Mönchtum und Priesterschaft" (Hayn-Got. VIII, 328). Veit Weber war das Pseudonym von Georg Philip Ludwig Leonhard Waechter (1762-1837). Er schrieb Belletristik und war kurzzeitig Revolutionär. Als junger Mann ging er nach Frankreich und schloss sich der Bürgerarmee an, erst als er verwundet wurde, kehrte er nach Deutschland zurück. 428 Seiten. 170 x 110 mm (6¾ x 4¼ Zoll).

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  • Judicial Blindness, the Punishment of Rejected Truth: by MARSH, Rev. William.
    MARSH, Rev. William.
    Judicial Blindness, the Punishment of Rejected Truth: A Sermon preached at Tavistock Chapel, Drury Lane, on Tuesday March 25th 1828; in the course of Lectures on the Points of Controversy between Roman Catholics and Protestants,

    Edition: First Edition

    London: James Nisbet: 1828. First edition. A disbound sermon. Was once bound, and has nicks to the spine where the gathers were. Very clean and tidy. No significant marks. 15 [i] pp. 210 x 130 mm (8¼ x 5 inches).
    'Millennial Marsh' as he was known to his congregations, was a Church of England vicar, who leaned heavily towards Evangelism. He was concerned in many of his works and sermons with the conversion of the Jews. .

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  • Puseyism, or Anglo-Catholicism, by [IRONS, William Joseph]. Attributed. A Member of the Protestant Reformed Church of England
    [IRONS, William Joseph]. Attributed. A Member of the Protestant Reformed Church of England
    Puseyism, or Anglo-Catholicism, briefly considered in connection with the Doctrine of the Church of Rome

    London: John Lee, 1843. A pamphlet (once bound in with other pamphlets). Complete. Title page, Introduction, text. The pamphlet now appears disbound, as it has been removed from a collection - but is complete in itself. A touch of darkening to the covers, and a small stain to the bottom of pages 4/5 but otherwise in good clean condition. Now held in an archival wallet. 24 pp. A scarce item, Copac shows holdings only at BL, Oxford & Cambridge. William Joseph Irons (1812-1883) was an Anglican priest and Theolgian. He was a strong defender of Church of England as the Established Church, and argued against seceding from the church (whether to Rome or to the more Protestant churches). He…

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    London: John Lee, 1843. A pamphlet (once bound in with other pamphlets). Complete. Title page, Introduction, text. The pamphlet now appears disbound, as it has been removed from a collection - but is complete in itself. A touch of darkening to the covers, and a small stain to the bottom of pages 4/5 but otherwise in good clean condition. Now held in an archival wallet. 24 pp. A scarce item, Copac shows holdings only at BL, Oxford & Cambridge. William Joseph Irons (1812-1883) was an Anglican priest and Theolgian. He was a strong defender of Church of England as the Established Church, and argued against seceding from the church (whether to Rome or to the more Protestant churches). He was the vicar of Brompton at the time of the publication of this work, and the introduction is dated Brompton April 1843. He is names by Lawrence Crumb (in "The Oxford Movement and its leaders, a bibliography of Secondary and Lesser Primary Sources") as the probable author of this work.

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  • Roman Catholic Claims. by GORE, Charles.
    GORE, Charles.
    Roman Catholic Claims.

    Edition: Reprint

    London: Rivington, 1889. Second (revised edition). Although substantially the same work, Gore addresses the issues raised in two Catholic rebuttals of his original work. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles. 32 page catalogue for Rivington publications to the rear. This book is a defence, in popular form, of Anglicanism, and Anglican Ordinations and Sacraments, against the criticisms of Roman Catholic authorities. The blue boards are mainly clean, with a little fading and rubbing to the spine. A touch of bumping to the head and tail, with very slight fading. The half title has significant foxing to it. There are two pencil inscriptions showing that the book belonged to a convent library. Owner's name to the head of the title…

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    London: Rivington, 1889. Second (revised edition). Although substantially the same work, Gore addresses the issues raised in two Catholic rebuttals of his original work. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles. 32 page catalogue for Rivington publications to the rear. This book is a defence, in popular form, of Anglicanism, and Anglican Ordinations and Sacraments, against the criticisms of Roman Catholic authorities. The blue boards are mainly clean, with a little fading and rubbing to the spine. A touch of bumping to the head and tail, with very slight fading. The half title has significant foxing to it. There are two pencil inscriptions showing that the book belonged to a convent library. Owner's name to the head of the title page. xviii, [2], 176, 32. pp

    Gore (1853-1932) was an influential Oxford theologian. He was ordained a priest in 1878, and was the principal of Pusey House from its foundation until 1893. Under his influence, the Oxford Movement moved towards Modernist lines (a break with the Tractarians). He was also very concerned with social action, and he helped to found the Christian Social Union. In 1901 he became the Bishop of Worcester, in 1911 he succeeded Francis Paget as Bishop of Oxford.

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  • Sacred Succession: Or, A Priesthood by a Divine Right by HUME, William
    HUME, William
    Sacred Succession: Or, A Priesthood by a Divine Right Origenated, Stated and Maintain'd thro' several Changes and Dangers of the Militant Church.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Jonah Bowyer, 1710. Contemporary full leather. Speckled calf, with attractive blind stamped design to the front and rear board. 20th C. owner's bookplate to the front paste down. early owner's signature to the front end paper. Half title, contents to the rear. The author outlines a moderate vindication for the Church of England priesthood. Sections on avoiding the perils of Popery, Presbyterianism and Islam (or the "Mahometan impostures" as he calls them). The book opens with the sentiment. "An infidel in the Church, may very aptly be compared to a Monkey in a Glass-Shop" The boards are still clean and attractive. There is a little bumping to the edges, but not too much. The spine is a little…

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    London: Jonah Bowyer, 1710. Contemporary full leather. Speckled calf, with attractive blind stamped design to the front and rear board. 20th C. owner's bookplate to the front paste down. early owner's signature to the front end paper. Half title, contents to the rear. The author outlines a moderate vindication for the Church of England priesthood. Sections on avoiding the perils of Popery, Presbyterianism and Islam (or the "Mahometan impostures" as he calls them). The book opens with the sentiment. "An infidel in the Church, may very aptly be compared to a Monkey in a Glass-Shop" The boards are still clean and attractive. There is a little bumping to the edges, but not too much. The spine is a little rubbed, and there is no gilt to the titles so they are very faintly embossed. Internally the book is clean and tidy with just a little darkening to the page edges. William Hume (1651-1714) was the Vicar of Tavistock and Milton Abbot in Devon from 1696-1714. His son (John Hume) became Bishop of Bristol, Oxford, and Salisbury. xxiii, [i], 410, [6]. pp.

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  • A notorious Anti-Catholic work, masquerading as a Jesuit work
    Secreta Monita Societatis Jesu: The Secret Instructions of the Jesuits by [ZAHOROWSKI, Jerome] / [Zaorowsky, Jerome]
    [ZAHOROWSKI, Jerome] / [Zaorowsky, Jerome]
    Secreta Monita Societatis Jesu: The Secret Instructions of the Jesuits

    London: John Walthoe, 1723. First edition thus. Full leather binding with six raised bands to the spine (no titles). Two thin gilt lines to the edge of the boards. The front board is detached. It has been lightly reattached with archival tape, but needs a permanent repair. Title page has an owner's name to the top edge. Internally clean and tidy with a little marking / foxing only. a scarce book with text in both Latin and English on facing pages, decorated head and tailpieces. The dedication of this edition is to Robert Walpole. He was de facto the first British Prime Minister from 1721. At the beginning of his time in office were Jacobite risings, and anti Catholic…

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    London: John Walthoe, 1723. First edition thus. Full leather binding with six raised bands to the spine (no titles). Two thin gilt lines to the edge of the boards. The front board is detached. It has been lightly reattached with archival tape, but needs a permanent repair. Title page has an owner's name to the top edge. Internally clean and tidy with a little marking / foxing only. a scarce book with text in both Latin and English on facing pages, decorated head and tailpieces. The dedication of this edition is to Robert Walpole. He was de facto the first British Prime Minister from 1721. At the beginning of his time in office were Jacobite risings, and anti Catholic sentiment was strong. vi [6] i-v, 6-127. The book is complete, but lacks a 12 page publisher's catalogue that is often attached to the rear. 155 by 95 mm (6 by 3¾ inches). The Monita Secreta was a guide allegedly written by the Jesuits explaining how to gain riches and make influential friends; bibliographers often attribute it to a Pole, Jerome Zahorowski, exiled from the Society in 1611. It was first published in Crakow in 1612. Despite immediate denials from the Society that it was a forgery, it proved popular. It was later claimed to be influential in achieving the expulsion of the Jesuits from France in the 1760's. Première édition donc. Reliure plein cuir à six nerfs au dos (pas de titres). Deux fines lignes dorées au bord des plats. Le panneau avant est détaché. Il a été légèrement recollé avec du ruban d'archives, mais a besoin d'une réparation permanente. La page de titre a le nom d'un propriétaire sur le bord supérieur. Intérieur propre et bien rangé avec un peu de marquage / rousseurs seulement.
    un livre rare avec du texte en latin et en anglais sur les pages opposées, la tête et les cordiers décorés. La dédicace de cette édition est à Robert Walpole. Il était de facto le premier Premier ministre britannique à partir de 1721. Au début de son mandat, il y avait des soulèvements jacobites et le sentiment anti-catholique était fort.
    vi [6] i-v, 6-127. L'ouvrage est complet, mais il manque un catalogue d'éditeur de 12 pages qui est souvent attaché au dos. 155 x 95 mm (6 x 3¾ pouces). La Monita Secreta était un guide prétendument écrit par les jésuites expliquant comment acquérir des richesses et se faire des amis influents ; les bibliographes l'attribuent souvent à un Polonais, Jérôme Zahorowski, exilé de la Société en 1611. Il a été publié pour la première fois à Cracovie en 1612. Malgré les démentis immédiats de la Société selon lesquels il s'agissait d'un faux, il s'est avéré populaire. On a prétendu plus tard qu'il avait contribué à l'expulsion des jésuites de France dans les années 1760.

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  • The Assurance of Abby and other Church-Lands in England to the Possessors, cleared from the Doubts and Arguments raised about the Danger of Resumption by JOHNSTON, Nathaniel
    JOHNSTON, Nathaniel
    The Assurance of Abby and other Church-Lands in England to the Possessors, cleared from the Doubts and Arguments raised about the Danger of Resumption In answer to a Letter of a Person of Quality,

    London: Henry Hills, 1687. First Edition. Full leather binding (the boards original, the spine renewed). Gilt titles to the spine. Binding is a little rubbed to the edges but substantially sound. Owner's bookplate to the inside board for William Howard of Devon. Howard (1774-1860) was an early member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Previous owner's purchase comments to the front end paper. The text itself is clean and tidy, if a little darkened. 160 by 95mm (6¼ by 3¾ inches). [viii], 1-206, i. pp

    Following a pamphlet by Sir William Coventry, Johnston published this work, which aimed to demonstrate that even if the Religious Orders were restored in England, the possessors of the church lands…

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    London: Henry Hills, 1687. First Edition. Full leather binding (the boards original, the spine renewed). Gilt titles to the spine. Binding is a little rubbed to the edges but substantially sound. Owner's bookplate to the inside board for William Howard of Devon. Howard (1774-1860) was an early member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Previous owner's purchase comments to the front end paper. The text itself is clean and tidy, if a little darkened. 160 by 95mm (6¼ by 3¾ inches). [viii], 1-206, i. pp

    Following a pamphlet by Sir William Coventry, Johnston published this work, which aimed to demonstrate that even if the Religious Orders were restored in England, the possessors of the church lands confiscated by Henry VIII could not be disturbed.

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  • The Catholic Balance: by ANON [HILL, Samuel].
    ANON [HILL, Samuel].
    The Catholic Balance: or a DISCOURSE Determining the CONTROVERSIES Concerning I. The Tradition of Catholic Doctrines. II The Primacy of S. Peter and the Bishop of Rome. III. The Subjection and Authority of the Church in a Christian State: according to the Suffrages of the primest Antiquity. Written with most Impartial Sincerity at the Request of a private Gentleman.

    London: Robert Clavell at the Peacock in St Paul's Church-yard, 1687. Pamphlet, disbound. Title, preface, text in three sections (as per title) postscript. The title is nearly detached, the text is clean and crisp throughout. The text block has been cut at an angle to the base (not affecting text). In this pamphlet, Hill argues that an Apostolic succession is essential for the continuance of Orthodox doctrine. vi, 136 pp. Wing H2006.

    Book ID: 1441
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  • The Grand Presumption of the Roman Church, in equalling their traditions to written word; by GREGORY, Fran. D.D.
    GREGORY, Fran. D.D.
    The Grand Presumption of the Roman Church, in equalling their traditions to written word; And, Their jealousy of themselves, in refusing to admit the Holy Scriptures as the Rule for the Trial of their Religion: in two discourses.

    London: E. Flesher: 1675. Disbound, pamphlet. Title, dedication (Latin), dedication (English), second title, text. Section headings and vignette initials. The first gather is separated from the text. Generally clean and tidy. with a little marking and browning to the outside pages. Gregory, Francis (1623–1707), Church of England clergyman and writer. He was rector of Hambledon, and was a popular speaker. He wrote several anti-Catholic pamphlets, including this one 'to confirm my own Parishioners in their present Faith' He died in 1707 and was buried at Hambledon. [xxii], [1] - 132 pp. WING, G1894.

    Book ID: 1451
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  • The Present State of the Controversie between the Church of England and the Church of Rome; by WAKE, William & CLAGETT, William.
    WAKE, William & CLAGETT, William.
    The Present State of the Controversie between the Church of England and the Church of Rome; Or, An Account of the Books written on both sides. In a Letter to a Friend.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Tho. Basset, James Adamson, and Tho. Newborough: 1687. Pamphlet. A contemporary account / bibliography of the tracts and pamphlets published by both sides. Most of these were anonymous, and there are marginalia which name the author in most cases in a contemporary hand. Title, text, errata. The errata has been crossed out, and the corrections listed have been made by hand in the text. Clagett was particularly close friends with his eventual successor at Gray's Inn, William Wake, the future archbishop of Canterbury. Clagett saw through the press Wake's "The present state" while Wake was lying low in Dorchester, leading to its sometimes being erroneously credited to Clagett (including by Wing, who referenced it as C4390). The title leaf…

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    London: Tho. Basset, James Adamson, and Tho. Newborough: 1687. Pamphlet. A contemporary account / bibliography of the tracts and pamphlets published by both sides. Most of these were anonymous, and there are marginalia which name the author in most cases in a contemporary hand. Title, text, errata. The errata has been crossed out, and the corrections listed have been made by hand in the text. Clagett was particularly close friends with his eventual successor at Gray's Inn, William Wake, the future archbishop of Canterbury. Clagett saw through the press Wake's "The present state" while Wake was lying low in Dorchester, leading to its sometimes being erroneously credited to Clagett (including by Wing, who referenced it as C4390). The title leaf is detached and a little grubby. The text shows some light staining in places and has some marginal ink notes, the first few leaves are partially detached at the top, everything else is well bound together. Wake, William (1657–1737), became Archbishop of Canterbury. He was originally from Blandford Forum in Dorset, and became a convinced Anglican after spending time in France. He wrote many tracts opposing Catholicism.
    William Clagett (1646–1688) was an English clergyman and pamphleteer, particularly active during the reign of James II, when he was very anti-catholic. 1-40 pp. Wing C4390.

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  • The Protestant Advocate: by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    The Protestant Advocate: or a Review of Publications Relating to the Roman Catholic Question, and Repertory of Protestant Intelligence. in Four Volumes.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: J. J. Stockdale, 41 Pall Mall, 1813-1816. First Edition. Four Volumes (complete). Recent half leather with gilt titles in six bands, with original boards. All issued. The Advocate was subsumed into the "Anti-Jacobin Review" in 1816. A Protestant / Anti-Catholic periodical with contributions from Shute Bishop of Durham, George Isaac Huntingford Bishop of Gloucester, George Tomline Bishop of Lincoln, Tomas Burgess Bishop of St. David's, George Canning, Granville Sharp, John Coxe, among others.

    The spines are new, and are in excellent clean and tidy condition. The boards are a little rubbed and darkened, but are still in sound shape. Internally the four volumes are in excellent condition. Clean and tidy, with very slight darkening only. Owner's monogrammed initials…

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    London: J. J. Stockdale, 41 Pall Mall, 1813-1816. First Edition. Four Volumes (complete). Recent half leather with gilt titles in six bands, with original boards. All issued. The Advocate was subsumed into the "Anti-Jacobin Review" in 1816. A Protestant / Anti-Catholic periodical with contributions from Shute Bishop of Durham, George Isaac Huntingford Bishop of Gloucester, George Tomline Bishop of Lincoln, Tomas Burgess Bishop of St. David's, George Canning, Granville Sharp, John Coxe, among others.

    The spines are new, and are in excellent clean and tidy condition. The boards are a little rubbed and darkened, but are still in sound shape. Internally the four volumes are in excellent condition. Clean and tidy, with very slight darkening only. Owner's monogrammed initials to each volume. A little light creasing to vol. 3. Overall, an excellent example. vi, [errata], 1-668., iv, 1-570., iv, 1-572., vii, 1-472. pp. Copac cites only two copies of the complete work, in the Cambridge Special Collections, and at Chetham's library, Manchester.

    This copy belonged to Gilbert Buchanan, and has his initials in the front of the volumes. Buchanan was a Church of England clergyman, who was one of the contributors to the Advocate (and the Gentleman's Magazine) under the pen name "Clericus Surriensis". An Anglo-American, he had left America during the Revolutionary War, and had become a clergyman. He spent much time collating copies of the Book of Common Prayer with that held at the Tower (the "Authorized Standard"). He was eventually involved in publishing a corrected edition. The letter contributed by him here has been lightly annotated and corrected in his hand, and signed by him.

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  • The Protestant Guardian - Volume I & II by CLERGYMEN OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
    CLERGYMEN OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
    The Protestant Guardian - Volume I & II

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Seeleys: All published of this Anti-Catholic journal. Begun in July 1827, it ceased in 1828. Brown buckram boards with gilt titles to the spine. Volumes I & 2 bound as one. Bookplate of the Law Society to the inside board. Contemporary owner's signature to the half title. Contents to the beginning of volume I. The boards are in excellent condition. The pages of the journals are very clean and tidy, with only a touch of foxing or edge wear to them. The contents are a variety of articles and letters aimed at proving the superiority of the the Protestant Faith over Popish Superstition. There is even an article on Prophecies showing the overthrow of the Roman Church in volume…

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    London: Seeleys: All published of this Anti-Catholic journal. Begun in July 1827, it ceased in 1828. Brown buckram boards with gilt titles to the spine. Volumes I & 2 bound as one. Bookplate of the Law Society to the inside board. Contemporary owner's signature to the half title. Contents to the beginning of volume I. The boards are in excellent condition. The pages of the journals are very clean and tidy, with only a touch of foxing or edge wear to them. The contents are a variety of articles and letters aimed at proving the superiority of the the Protestant Faith over Popish Superstition. There is even an article on Prophecies showing the overthrow of the Roman Church in volume II. It seems that the editors didn't prophecies the demise of the journal, as it ends at the end of the final issue without any comment. ii, 1-380. 1-288 pp.

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    Book ID: 1971
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