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Defence of the Ancient Faith. In Four Volumes. 1813 - 1815

GANDOLPHY Rev. Peter (1813-5)

£350.00 

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; or a full exposition of The Christian Religion. In a series of Controversial Sermons.

First Complete Edition. 4 vols. 8vo. [Text: 210 x 130 mm]. viii (+ errata leaf), 507; [iv], 507; [iv], 456; [iv], 484, [4 (advertisements)], iv (“A Confirmation and attestation of the Approbations”), [2 (errata)], xiv (“Approbation”) pp. Without the engraved portrait of Pope Pius VII, usually present. Mid-19thcentury half calf (spines and joints rubbed, one label damaged).

London: for the Author, by Keating, Brown and Keating, [etc.], 1813-15

COPAC lists copies at Bodley, British Library, Ushaw College, Lambeth Palace. Worldcat lists 17 copies in the USA (mostly small theological colleges).

Bishop Wiliam Poynter, Apostolic Vicar of the London District objected to various aspects of Gandolphy’s
writings. After an examination in Rome the complete set of sermons [See next item], together with his
Liturgy, or a Book of Common Prayer, was placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum in 1818.

Provenance: Joseph Gillow, with bookplate and signature.

Stock Code: 61781