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: 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: Hoy Court leather-bound spine gold decorations]

Hoy Court leather-bound spine gold decorations

Detail from the spine of the book (the back edge with the writing on it): I collected the five hand-tooled gold decorations together. [more...] [$]

[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: Holy Court Book decorated leather spine]

Holy Court Book decorated leather spine

It’s an antique! This leather-bound book was produced in 1663, although it has for sure been rebound more than once in the meantime. Here is the spine of [...] [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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