This beautifully bound little book discusses topics seen as important for orthodox Catholics in the seventeenth century, such as the location of Purgatory and what can be done for the people in it, as well as the issue of intentions in the use of indulgences.
This attractive book is volume 5 of a 12-volume history written by Michel Le Vassor, (1646–1718), a French Protestant, historian, and critic of Louis XIV
Cooke’s Pocket Edition of the Original & Complete Works of Select British Poets (Smollett & Johnson) C. Cooke, London, 1796-7 Calf binding with gilt twisted rule on covers, tooled and gilt spine, red title label, marbled endpapers, illustrated. 9.5 x 15 x 1.5 cm. This book was probably originally sold in separate numbers, as it [...]
Marmontel (1723-1799) was a French poet, encyclopediste, dramatist, novelist and critic, who came under threat during the Revolution. The books, a re-issue of the 1777original, are dated Year 3 of the Republic, and neither printer or publisher are named
Perhaps better known as English as She Is Spoke, or, A Jest in Sober Earnest, because it seems that Carolino’s knowledge of English was limited to what he could learn from a French-English dictionary, and the book was soon celebrated as a ‘a greater contribution to humor than linguistics’.
The Bibliothèque Choisie, by Jean Le Clerc (Johannes Clericus) (1657 – 1736), while ostensibly encyclopedic in scope, focuses primarily on philosphical and theological issues of the day. The books are beautifully presented, and the title pages are all subtly different, with different elements rubricated in the different volumes, although the basic design and the woodcut remain the same throughout.