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An Abstract of a Treatise by Michael de Molinos

An Abstract of a Treatise by Michael de Molinos by DE MOLINOS, Michael - Miguel de Molinos (1774)

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Author: DE MOLINOS, Michael - Miguel de Molinos
Title: An Abstract of a Treatise wrote by Michael de Molinos Intitled the Spiritual Guide
Year: 1774
Publisher: [Unknown]
Place: London
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
Price: £250
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English publisher Thomas Fisher Unwin's copy of this scarce edition of Molinos’s most famous work.

Contemporary sheepskin with double blind fillet, nicely rebacked with the addition of new laid-paper endpapers. ‘Toujours Pret’, the armorial bookplate of T Fisher Unwin on the recto of the leaf preceding the title-page with the earlier ownership signature of ‘Johnson Milburn’ above it. This leaf is dry and slightly chipped close to the foreedge and close to the gutter. ‘Johnson Milburn’ as a book label has been laid down across the final pastedown. Small circular stamp of the ‘National Liberal Club’ to the verso of the title page - probably where Unwin acquired the book given his Liberal politics; a couple more tiny stamps on text. Noted during collation: B1, missing a triangle of paper along the gutter, with loss of a dozen words. Complete: A1-G12; pp 168. ESTC locates 2 copies with 4 further through OCLC: Soc Friends; NLS; BL U Mass/ Minnesota/ Queensland.

A recusant printing with no printer named, presumably on political grounds, this imprint translates Molinos’s Quietist text, Guida Spirituale. for which he eventually paid with his life.
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