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A treatise of three conversions of England from paganisme to Christian religion. The first under the Apostles, in the first age after Christ: the second under Pope Eleutherius and K. Lucius, in the second age. The third, under Pope Gregory the Great, and K. Ethelbert in the sixth age; with divers other matters thereunto apperteyning. Divided into three partes, as appeareth in the next page. The former two whereof are handled in this booke, and dedicated to the Catholikes of England. VVith a new addition to the said Catholikes, upon the news of the late Q. death. and succession of his Maiestie of Scotland, to the crowne of England. By N.D. author of the Ward-word.
Saint Omer: Imprinted [by Fran├žois Bellet] vvith licence 1603 - First edition; three volumes, octavo; vol.1 - [72], 658, [32]pp; vol.2 - 126 (of 144), 530, [14], 234 (of 238)pp; vol.3 - 115 (of 116), 465, [21], 366 (of 370)pp. Volume 1 complete, volume 2 lacks first 9 and last 2 leaves, volume 3 lacks title-page and last 2 leaves; title pages to volumes 2 and 3 loosely inserted in good facsimile on antique paper. All three volumes in contemporary limp vellum, volume 1 with early ink hand-written title on spine (bindings lightly soiled, volumes 2 and 3 somewhat warped, rear hinge of volume three separated from text block, volume 1 lacks front free endpaper and volumes 2 and 3 lack front and rear endpapers). Half-title present to volume 1, a few unobtrusive ecclesiastical library stamps in volumes 2 and 3, early ink ownership inscriptions to inner front boards of vols 2 and 3, sporadic light paper browning. Vol. 2-3 each begin with a calendar for half of the year, with Catholic saints on versos and Protestant martyrs (taken from "The book of martyrs" of John Foxe) on rectos, printed in red and black. Vol. 2 includes "A relation of the triall made before the King of France, upon the yeare 1600 betweene the Bishop of Eureux, and the L. Plessis Mornay" by Parsons, a reissue of STC 19413. Vol. 3 includes "A review of ten publike disputations" by Parsons, a reissue of STC 19414. Very good complete copy of volume 1 and good largely complete copies of volumes 2 and 3 of some of the principal works of Richard Parsons, leading figure in establishing the English Mission of the Society of Jesus in the sixteenth century. ESTC S114212. Please enquire for further details and payment options. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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