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Catholic Recusant Works (AR)

1. "BERINGTON, JOSEPH (1743-1827). The Memoirs of Gregorio Panzani; giving an Account of his Agency in England, in the Years 1634, 1635, 1636. Translated from the Italian Original, and now First published. To which are added, an Introduction and a Supplement, exhibiting the State of the English Catholic Church, and the Conduct of Parties, before and after that Period, to the present Times.  Birmingham: Printed by Swinney & Walker; For G.G.J. & J. Robinson, and R. Faulder, London, 1793. 8vo, xliii + 473pp + 2pp(advertisement). Bound in contemporary mottled calf, with gilt-stamped decoration to spine and gilt-lettered black label laid to spine. Gilt dentelles. Edges sprinkled. Fine bookplate to front paste-down. Very good condition. Joseph Berington was one of the best known Catholic writers of his day. Educated at Douai, he taught there for several years before returning to England, where he was a noted, though controversial, figure in the effort toward Catholic emancipation. This work, 'The Memoirs of Gregorio Panzani', gave him the unfortunate reputation of being a disloyal Catholic. [Gillow I, 193-4]

Book # AR1677
Price: $275.00

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2. "WARD, THOMAS (1652-1708). England's Reformation, (From the Time of K. Henry VIII. to the end of Oates's Plot.) A Poem in Four Cantos.  London: Printed for John Baker, at the Black-Boy in Pater-Noster-Row, 1715. First published posthumously in 1710, this is the second edition of Thomas Ward's most popular work. Two volumes bound as one. 12mo (16 x 10cm), [x] + 312pp + 209pp. Bound in later half blue leather with blue cloth. Four raised bands, red label and gilt decoration to spine. Previous owners' inking to title-page. Upper board nearly detached. Bookplate on front paste-down. Slight trace of library number to spine. Binding rubbed. Ward was a convert to Catholicism from Presbyterianism and served for five or six years in the papal guards. With the accession of James II (1685) he returned to England and busied himself in controversy, publishing several polemical works. He died at St-Germain in France. [Gillow V, 570-2]

Book # AR1662
Price: $150.00

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