Catholicks no Idolaters.

GODDEN Thomas (1672)

£400.00  [First Edition]

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Or a full refutation of Doctor Stillingfleet's unjust charge of Idolatry against the Church of Rome.

First Edition. 8vo. [Text: 179 x 110 mm]. [32], 448pp. Lightly browned, minor dampstaining, stain along the inner margin of the title. Modern plain calf.

[London:] Printed in the Year, 1672.

Wing G918 (under Godden). Clancy 962.3 (under Tilden). ESTC/Clancy list copies + copies in UK; Catholic Univ. of America, W. A. Clark Library, Duke, Folger, Georgetown UL, Harvard, Huntington, Newberry Library, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Smith College, St Louis, Union Theological Seminary, Texas, Yale in USA.

Thomas Tylden (1622-88) progressed from professor of theology, prefect of studies, and vice-president and from 1656 to president of the English College at Lisbon. “In 1660 he became doctor of divinity. In the following year he was appointed chaplain and preceptor to Princess Catherine of Braganza. In 1662 he accompanied her to England and lived in the palace of Somerset House. He was one of the witnesses to the marriage of Princess Catherine and Charles II, and shortly afterwards he was appointed treasurer to the queen’s household. It is said that he taught her to speak English. …. Tylden’s most important work is Catholicks No Idolators (1672), a refutation of Stillingfleet which sparked off a lengthy controversy into which Daniel Whitby DD was also drawn. John Sergeant eventually took over Tylden’s side in this dispute with his Five Catholick Letters in 1687 and 1688. ” (ODNB).

Provenance: Joseph Gillow (1801-72), magistrate, of Preston, Lancashire, with his ink purchase note on the original |(preserved) flyleaf: “Bought this Book in London July 2nd 1825 Price 2/6d Josh. Gillow Salwick Hall Octr. 10th 1825” and his bookplate on the verso of the title. By descent to his son Joseph Gillow, with his
signature and note of his birth date “nat. 5: Oct. 1850”


Stock Code: 61986

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