A Vindication of certain passages in the fourth and fifth volumes of the History of England
LINGARD J (1826)
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First Edition. 8vo. 120pp. Title-page dusty. Modern cloth-back boards.
London: for J. Mawman, 1826
Bound with: ALLEN (John). Reply to Dr. Lingard’s Vindication: in a Letter to Francis Jeffrey, Esq. from John Allen. Second Edition. 95pp. London: James Ridgway, 1827.
Lingard was a priest at Hornby in Lancashire. His History of England from the Romans to 1688 was published between 1819 and 1830.
“Impervious to the wiles of romanticism, Lingard’s work belongs to the Enlightenment; his style is akin to that of Gibbon, though his irony is more gentle. As the nineteenth century progressed, Lingard appeared increasingly old-fashioned, though his History remained a standard English text for Catholics into the twentieth century.” (ODNB).
Provenance: Joseph Gillow, with his signature dated June 18, 1899 on old preserved flyleaf.
Stock Code: 43569