Fifty Reasons or Motives
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why the Roman Catholick Apostolick Religin ought to be preferr’d to all the Sects of this Day in Christendom, and which induced his most Serene Highness Anthony Ulrick Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg, &c. to abjure Lutheranism. To which are added, Three Valuable Papers
12mo. [Text: 141 x 83 mm]. [xiv], 130pp. Contemporary sheep (rebacked, edges worn).
Antwerp: in the Year, 1715.
“A translation of Quinquaginta romano-catholicam fidem omnibus aliis praeferendi motiva, which is variously attributed to Johann Georg von Bessel and to Anthony Ulrick, Duke of Brunswick.” (ESTC).
Blom 2825 (under Ulrick). ESTC/Blom lists 4 editions of 1715 – two have the “Three Valuable Papers” added (here on pp. 104-30) the decision of the Protestant University of Helmstedt in favour of Catholicism reprinted from The Post Boy (1 July 1708), two papers by King Charles I and one by the Duchess of York. There were numerous later editions. Of this edition Blom/ESTC list Bar Convent York, British Library, Downside Abbey, Farm Street, London Oratory, Oscott, Traquair House, Ushaw College; W. A. Clark Library, Library of Congress, McGill UL, St Louis UL, Union Theological Seminary.
Provenance: Contemporary inscription on the front pastedown: “Margaret Jackes her Book”. Joseph Gillow, with bookplate.
Stock Code: 61988