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Foreign conspiracy against the liberties - Morse, Samuel Finley Breese - 1835. [1277304]
New York: Leavitt, Lord, & Co. ... G. & C. Carvill & Co.; Boston: Crocker & Brewster 16mo (15.7 cm; 6.25"). 188 pp.. 1835 Vicious anti-Catholic conspiracy theory "revised and corrected with notes" after previous newspaper publication. Specifically focused on => the Jesuits, this work discusses the Saint Leopold Foundation, immigration, Pope Gregory XVI, the potential creation of an Anti-Popery Union, and more before ending with a chapter covering "The Political duty of American citizens at this crisis."Morse (1791–1872), son of influential American geographer and Calvinist minister Jedidiah Morse, was a painter before working with others to invent the single-wire telegraph system and Morse code following his wife's unexpected death — of which he, travelling, received news "too late."Provenance: Signature of William Ingraham Kip dated on April 1836 on front pastedown; a later bookplate notes he donated the volume to the Parish Library of St. Peter's Church in Morristown, NJ. Publisher's hunter green pebbled cloth with printed paper spine label; rubbed, cloth splitting on front joint, some loss of paper. Ex-library and provenance markings as above, Morse's name added to the title-page in pencil; a few leaves spotted, pages unevenly cut, light age-toning and moderate foxing.
      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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