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The Holy Court in Five Tomes: The first, treating of motives, which should excite men of qualitie to Christian perfection. The second, of the prelate, souldier, states-man, and ladie. The third, of maxims of Christianitie against prophanesse, divided into three parts, viz. divinitie, government of this life, & state of the other world. The fourth, containing the command of reason over the passions. The fifth, now first published in English, and much augmented according to the last edition of the authour; containing the lives of the most famous and illustrious courtiers; taken both out of the old and new testament, and other modern authours . Translated into English by Sr. T. H. [Thomas Hawkins] and others

Caussin, Nicholas

Published by William Bentley, London, 1650
Condition: fair Hardcover

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Folio. [20], 522, [18], 319, [2], 13, [7]pp. Original full calf with title-label laid on spine. Gold lettering on title-label. Half title-page with engraved crown and stamp to the verso. Title-page in red and black lettering. Decorative engraved initials, head- and tailpieces. Numerous engraved portraits. Fascinating work of Nicholas Caussin (1580-1651) who was a French Jesuit and confessor to King Louis XIII. However, after some notable friction with Cardinal Richelieu and some controversy over his refusual to reveal what was said to him by the king in confession, he was exiled to Brittany, only to return to Paris after the cardinal's death. Some edge wear on binding with front board and half title-page detached but present. Leather on spine chipped, worn and partly missing, however book is tightly bound. Title-label rubbed and partly chipped. Boards, corners and joints rubbed. Half title-page creased and slightly chipped on edges. Minor age-toning on outer margin of paper. Paper slightly rippled. Some damp staining on margin of last pages. Binding in overall poor, interior in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 23859

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Title: The Holy Court in Five Tomes: The first, ...

Publisher: William Bentley, London

Publication Date: 1650

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fair

Edition: First English language edition.

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