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O'LEARY (Arthur). Miscellaneous Tracts. In which are introduced, The Rev. J 1781
1781. Condition: Buone condizioni. 107635 O'LEARY (Arthur). Miscellaneous Tracts. In which are introduced, The Rev. J 1781 O'LEARY (Arthur). Miscellaneous Tracts. In which are introduced, The Rev. John Wesley's Letter, and the Defence of the Protestant Associations. Dublin, printed by Tho. M'Donnell, at Pope's Head, 1781. 5 parts in 1 volume, 8vo. XVI. 87 pages. + 1 leaf. 107 pages. + 101 pages. + 24 pages. 81 pages. 1 leaf. Full marbled calf, flat spine ornamented with gilt fillets, mottled edges (fresh contemporary binding). First Edition of this collection of texts by Irish priest and politician Arthur O'Leary (1729-1802). He became a Capuchin and received the order of priesthood in the city of Saint-Malo (French Brittany) before returning to his hometown of Cork, and then becoming chaplain at the Spanish Embassy in London, where he died.An important voice in the politico-religious debates of his time, he published numerous essays, remarkable for their erudition and finesse, including his major work "An Essay on Toleration", a plea for freedom of conscience which appeared for the first time in this collection."Soon famous as a preacher, writer, and controversialist he published tracts about learning, religious feeling, toleration, and steadfast allegiance to the Crown." A brilliant wit, he was commonly called the Catholic Swift of Ireland. Was a chaplain to the Spanish embassy in London, and his society was courted by Burke, Sheridan, Fox, Fitzwilliam, and other leading men of Liberal views "(Catholic Encyclopedia).Rare. A second edition, much more common, was published … [Click Below for Full Description]
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