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BOSSUET, James Benigne. An exposition of the doctrine of the Catholic Church, in matters of controversy. With the approbation of His Holiness Pope Innocent the XI. And Of The Archbishops and Bishops...

London. Printed by J. P. Coghlan, 1790.
8vo. [2], xxxv, [1], viii, 112pp. Without half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled half-calf, marbled boards. Rubbed and a trifle marked, upper joint split. Scattered foxing.
A rare survival of a late eighteenth-century English edition of French cleric and theologian Jacques-Benigne Bossuet (1627-1704) popular commentary on Roman doctrine, first translated in 1672. Initially published at Paris in 1670, this succinct treatise, issued as part of Bossuet's designs to convert high-profile Huguenots, was so measured in its tone compared to similar contemporary publications that detractors accused him of having fraudulently diluted aspects of Catholic dogma to suit better suit the Protestant palette. Further edition appeared well into the nineteenth-century.

ESTC records copies of this edition at two locations in the British Isles (Aberdeen and BlL), and three further in North America (Harvard, Perkins, and Texas).
ESTC T139978.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 25061