The Catholick Christian Instructed
In the Sacraments, Sacrifice, Ceremonies, and Observances of the Church. By Way of Question and Answer. By R..... C........London: Printed in the Year 1737 Stock Code: 72621
First edition of this Catholic catechism. Challoner (1691-1781) was eventually vicar apostolic to the London district; he published a wide variety of religious works; in Cardinal Wiseman's words, "supplied, in fact, almost the entire range of necessary or useful religious literature for his Catholic fellow-countrymen". His career spanned a period when Catholicism was mostly not persecuted in England, though he was to die of a stroke in the immediate aftermath of the Gordon riots. In the preface he attacks Conyers Middleton's argument in his Letter from Rome (1729) that popery was a revival of paganism.
Duodecimo (166 x 98 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, double gilt rules, unlettered.
Extremities a little worn, front joint cracked at foot but held firm by cords, text clean, a very good copy.
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