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The History of the Life of Reginald Pole

By Thomas Phillips

1764

William Jackson : Oxford

11" by 9"

[6], v-xxxvi, [4], 2-460pp; [4], v-288 (248)

 

 

 

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A lovely copy of the first edition of Thomas Phillips' hagiography. This work looks at the English cardinal, and the final Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury, Reginald Pole.

With an engraved frontispiece of Pole to part I and a folding family tree regarding the 'Pedigree of Reginald Pole'. This work is both volumes bound as one. Complete with half-titles. ESTC No. T87585. The author of this biography, Thomas Phillips, was an English Jesuit Priest. This work was written from a Roman Catholic point of view regarding this individual. Many, including Thomas Secker, saw this as an attack on the Protestant Reformation. Several responses from Protestants were written. To create this work, Phillips used contemporary sources such as Angelo Maria Quirini's correspondence of Cardinal Pole and the writings of Andreas Dudith, Cardinal Pole's secretary. Page 415 to volume I is misnumbered as 115 as called for. Page 248 of volume II is misnumbered as 288. Therefore, volume II is actually 248 pages long. Reginald Pole was an English cardinal who held office as the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1556 to 1558 during the Counter Reformation. This short Catholic resurgence brought the excommunication of Elizabeth I under the reign of Mary I. With the bookplate of the Duke of Leeds to the front pastedown. The Duke of Leeds was a title held by the Osborne family from its inception in 1632 until its extinction in 1964. It is unclear which Duke this bookplate belonged to. It may well belong to Thomas Osborne the 4th Duke of Leeds or Francis Godolphin Osborne 5th Duke of Leeds if the bookplate is contemporary with the work.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding. Rebacked with the original boards preserved. Externally, smart. Light rubbing to the extremities and the occasional marks to boards. Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Leeds'. Shelf number label to the front pastedown, Case F shelf H. Internally, firmly bound. Corner of half-title to volume I is missing due to tear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Occasional scattered spots

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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