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: Daniel]

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...] [$]

[picture: Bookplate detail: family crest]

Bookplate detail: family crest

The coat of arms from the bookplate. it is surmounted by a dragon’s head, and there is a bird, perhaps a falcon, in the coat of arms itself. This is a detail from the Bookplate image. [more...] [$]

[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: 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: 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...] [$]


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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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