The Holy Court (page 1/3)

[picture: front cover]

Title: The Holy Court

Author: Caussin, Nicholas

Date: 1663

Total items: 15

out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Portraits of Samuel and Daniel]

Portraits of Samuel and Daniel

These two portraits were made on a single plate (probably a woodcut or wood engraving); no source is given for the likenesses (or possibly unlikenesses) of these two characters [...]The Statesmen which also includes Moses. [more...] [$]

[picture: Bookplate]


This bookplate, or “ex libris” as they are sometimes called, is pasted inside the cover of “The Holy Court.” The pencil writing at the top right is a bookseller’s annotation from the [...]spera in deo, which is, Hope in God. Under the family crest is the name Walter Sweetman. I’ve been told it’s the bookplate of the Irish Poet by that name! [more...] [$]

[picture: Typographical ornament or printer's flower]

Typographical ornament or printer’s flower

Ornaments like this were very popular in 17th and 18th century France; they are getting a resurgene in popularity on the Web. This one shows a ring of five circles, with a central ring too; the shadows make them look like spheres. The texture of the paper on which it was [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Title Page, Historical Observations]

Title Page, Historical Observations

This title page occurs maybe three quarters of the way through the book; probably the book was published in separate sections and has been bound into a single volume. I made a separate image for the Crown woodcut on the grounds that you can’t have too many crowns. [more...] [$]

[picture: Daniel]


Wood-engraved portrait of Daniel taken from the picture of Daniel and Samuel, in the section entitled The Statesmen, following on from Moses. [more...] [$]

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Some scans from “The Holy Court in Five Tomes, The First, Treating of Motives, Which should excite men of Quality to Christian Perfection; the Second, Of the Prelate, Soldiers, Sates-men and Lady, The Third, of Maxims of Chritianity against prophanesse, [etc.]”, by Nicholas Caussin, and translated into English some time I think between 1650 and 1660.

There is a hand-written note in my copy:

“This book properly belongeth to Doctor Jaspar ovfrile (?) priest of Limerick who haue bought it for 41s. and 4.d. the first day of August, 1668.”

I in turn bought the book from J. Geoffrey Aspin of Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye, on the England/Wales border, I think in 1989. The text and images are long out of copyright.

A biography of Nicholas Caussin.

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