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Pascal, Blaise
Provincial Letters, containing an Exposure of the Reasoning and Morals of the Jesuits.Originally Published under the name of Louis de Montalte. Translated from the French.To which is added A View of the History of the Jesuits and The Late Bull [of Pius VII] for the Revival of the Order in Europe
Published by J. Leavitt, Boston: Crocker & Brewster [Vanderpool and Cole, Printers], New York, 1828. First American edition and the first work by Pascal published in America. This translation first published in London in 1816. xii, [13]-319 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Attacking the Jesuits. Reponding to attacks of the Jesuits on the Jansenists and especially on Antoine Arnauld, Pascal wrote this very effective defence and counter-attack on the code of ethics of the Jesuits. It was very popular and placed on the "Index" in 1660. Anti-Catholic sentiment in America was strengthened in the 1820's encouraged by the dis-information disseminated by the British anti-Catholics fighting the Catholic Emancipation Act (1829) and the repeal of the Test Act (1828) and aggravated by the increase of Catholic immigrants. The "Nativist" groups, who throughout American history had directed much of their antagonism towards the Roman Catholics established groups like the American "Know-Nothing" Party and the "No-Popery" movement. S & S 34652 Original purple cloth-backed boards, printed paper label with title and publisher's name, uncut. Cloth frayed and discolored, some rubbing of binding, with gift label on pastedown of Library of the Social Union, gift of Daniel A. Hayes (1828 signature present), purchase notation from library on free endpaper by Charles Dealano by purchase from Soc. Mission Soc. June 1846, some spotting and browning, upper margin of free endpaper torn away, else a very good copy First American edition and the first work by Pascal published in America. This translation first published … [Click Below for Full Description]
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