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William Parker
The Jesuits Unmasked, Being An Illustration Of The Existing Evils Of Popery In A Protestant Government
B Seeley and Son, London, 1823. A very scarce first edition of William Parker's petition to the House of Commons, complaining of Jesuit activities in South Africa. Scarce last seen at auction in 2001 In this deeply sectarian series of missives, Parker complains that "English Protestant settlers in South Africa have been exposed to the risk of extirpation." He argues that a conspiracy to this end was being directed from the Jesuit Institution in Lancashire. The issue was discussed in Parliament, and as such can be found in Hansard from that year. There is an advert for the work appended, which explains that it was "framed at periods when the writer and his family suffered most severely from the conduct of official men, and when he was well convinced that popery in the government of the Cape, caused the oppression exercised towards him." This copy is from the collection of George Harwood, and his bookplate can be found to the front pastedown. Harwood was a businessman and Liberal party politician who lived from 1845 to 1912. He was once Mayor of Bolton and Twice Mayor of Salford. In half morocco with gilt detailing to the spine. Externally very smart indeed, with very minor rubbing to the extremities of the boards and a few light marks elsewhere. The spine has a particularly nice colour. There are two notices mentioning the book to the front pastedown, the second of which notes that the work is extremely rare. There is also a bookplate to the front pastedown. The pages are uncut, but are generally clean and bright. Firmly bound. Very Good Indeed [Attributes: First Edition; Ha … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
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