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History of the Inquisitions
1810. First Edition . STOCKDALE, J[ohn] J[oseph]. The History of the Inquisitions; Including the Secret Transactions of those Horrific Tribunals. London: Printed for J.J. Stockdale, 1810. Quarto, mid-20th century full red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $1500.First edition of Stockdale’s influential (and vehemently anti-Catholic) account of the Inquisition, with 12 engraved plates depicting its locations, activities and standards, handsomely bound by Weitz.Publisher Stockdale issued this anti-Catholic history of the Inquisition—which he deems “the most tremendous and execrable tribunal that ever cursed ill-fated nations”—in response to contemporary controversy surrounding the royal prerogative of veto over appointments to Catholic bishoprics.
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