The Holy Court (page 1/3)

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[picture: front cover]

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.

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: fore-edge]

fore-edge

The fore-edge of the book: you’re looking at the front of the book, the opposite to the spine. It is marbled, a decoration that also served to seal the edges of the pages so that the book can be dusted more easily. [more...] [$]

[picture: Crown from title page at p. 637]

Crown from title page at p. 637

A woodcut of a crown, used as decoration on the title page of Disturbers of the Holy Court. [$]

[picture: Mary Stuart]

Mary Stuart

The true Portraiture of Princesse Mary Queene of Scotland and Dowager of France. [more...] [$]

[picture: Samuel]

Samuel

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

[picture: Bookplate]

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...] [$]


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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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