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A Treatise on the Difference betwixt the Temporal and Eternal. - English Language.
Presumed London. No Publisher given. Pre- 1692 - Pre-1692 English Edition, possibly earlier. (See main description below). The first edition was printed in Spanish in 1672. VG. HB. Recent quality rebind black deckle leather, front has blind impressed decorative border. Vertical spine title gilt on green leather panel. Spine has 5 raised bands with single gilt line on either side of raised bands. New end papers expertly fitted. 12.5 x 18.5cm tall. 589pp. WH. Pages evenly age browned, however text is clearly readable, edges age browned. Title page is missing. The volume is dedicated to The Most Excellent Majesty of Catherine Queen of Great Britain. (formerly Princess Catherine of Braganza, daughter of the King of Portugal), wife of King Charles II of Great Britain who reigned 1660-1685. The Dedication is initialled J.W. This first English language edition was translated by Sir Vivian Mullineaux, Knight of the Realm, (see page 2 of the Dedication). In this era it was considered unwise to publicise the name of the publishers or printers who were willing to produce catholic books. King Charles II died in 1685, and Queen Catherine returned to Lisbon, Portugal, in 1692 after the death of her husband the King. From which information one may assume that this edition was presented to her either before the death of the King in 1685, or before her departure for Lisbon in 1692, as the Dedication refers to her as Catherine Queen of Great Britain. Queen Catherine died in Lisbon on 31st December, 1705. On page 110 there is a sepia ink handwritten inscription in the leading edge margin, 'Thomas Fish, March 18th, 1719' a previous owner of the volume. Page 358 has the inscription 'John Fisher, his book, God give him the grace to look'. Throughout the book there are comments in the same handwriting and ink. The margins contain printed references to sources used by Neiremberg. The first and last page have ragged edges which do not affect the text. Page 410 and last page have the name of Andrew Fish, presumably the son of Thomas Fish, and the name of Ellinor Hann, annoted 'Meditation', presumably a subsequent owner, and the reverse of the last page has the name of Mrs. Mary Smith, of Hillhead, Berwick-on-Tweed. The volume draws on comments and extracts from many illustrious writers down through the ages on both points of view of the differences discussed in this scarce edition of Nieremberg's treatise. Tight copy, in remarkable condition for age. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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