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Lower Britanny and the Bible there: its priests and people. Also notes on religious and civil liberty in France

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Lower Britanny and the Bible there: its priests and people. Also notes on religious and civil liberty in France

by Bromfield, James

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First edition. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green. London. 1863. Octavo. xii, 314pp. Original embossed red cloth, gilt to spine. Shelf wear, fading and rubbing to edges. Partially unopened. Inscription "Presented to Benjamin Williams Ffrith Tryddyn by Mrs Jones" dated 1910 to fep, same date to ffep. Vestiges of a removed bookplate to fep.

James Bromfield (1815 -) [I. Hope; James Broomfield] He lived at 16, rue de Callac, Morlaix for more than a decade in the mid nineteenth century with his wife, children and two sisters, one of whom, Elizabeth, was the author of 'Recollections of Brittany, in Prose and Verse'. London: James Blackwood, 1863.

In 1851, the founders of the Le Bulletin Évangélique de Basse-Bretagne, his friends pastors Achille Le Fourdrey, John Jenkins, James Williams and Jacques Planta, appointed him as treasurer. At the same time, he became the editor of this small suppressed newspaper. James Bromfield was passionate about the Protestant evangelization of Brittany, and religious freedom, whether in Morlaix, then Brest, Quimper and Lorient. This volume is the culmination of his work before he returned to Llanbadoc, Usk in 1862. His previous works were published under assumed names under the coup d'état regime. "I send this book forth in my own name".

John Jenkins (1807-1872) born in Cwmcrawnon, Llangynidr, was a fundamental player in the revival of Breton Protestantism in the 19th century. As the first Welsh missionary in the province, he was a linguist, pedagogue, evangelist and pastor. With his colleague James Williams who joined him a few years later, he is the father of a very original form of Protestantism in the Celtic language.

James Williams, born at Laugharne, 1812, in 1842 his Protestant mission to "the Welsh people in France" came to Quimper. Author of 'Lower Brittany and Wales: some simple and truthful words addressed to Count Hersart de La Villemarque'. Meyrueis. 1860. He translated the Book of Psalms into Breton.

RARE: Five copies only recorded: British Library; National Library of Wales; National Library of Scotland; Cambridge University Library; Oxford University Library


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Lower Britanny and the Bible there: its priests and people. Also notes on religious and civil liberty in France
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