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Female Convents: Secrets of Nunneries Disclosed compiled from the Autograph Manuscripts of Scipio de Ricci

Potter, Mr. de

Published by D. Appleton & Co, New York, 1834
Condition: fair Hardcover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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Sm. 8vo. xxiii,266,2pp. Mottled purple cloth. Two-inches of backstrip on tail, and one-half inch on head of spine missing. Spine and leather along spine have been crudely glued and taped by previous owner. Discoloration, wear and scuffing to boards. Corners bumped and worn. Fore-and bottom page edges untrimmed. Water staining to bottom third of pages throughout book not affecting text. Sporadic foxing throughout. Scipio de Ricci was a Roman Catholic Bishop in Pistoia and Prato. The anti-Catholic movement of the 19th century included accounts by ex-nuns and priests of horrors that supposedly occurred behind convent and monastery walls. Nuns were alleged to be grossly deceived about the true nature of convent life, became virtual slaves, were physically abused and were treated as sexual objects by frustrated priests. Works like de Ricci's were designed to evoke public reaction and they often succeeded in this purpose. In fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 14394

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Title: Female Convents: Secrets of Nunneries ...

Publisher: D. Appleton & Co, New York

Publication Date: 1834

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fair

Edition: First edition.

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