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MISCELLANEA SPIRITUALIA: or, Devout Essaies.

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MISCELLANEA SPIRITUALIA: or, Devout Essaies.

by Montagu, Walter

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Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell. London: ., 1648 pp. [1] (Added engraved title on light paper), [1] (Printed Title), [30], [1](The Printer to the Reader + Errata); 198, 265-405, [1] (Imprimatur: Na: Brent. Junii 12. 1647, with crown and fleur de lis rules), [8]. With blanks. 4to. 216 mm. (4to). The printed title has "Ecclus" at the beginning epigraph, rather than "Eccles" as in some copies. Signatures: pi1 A4 a-c4 chi1 B-2B4 2C4 ( -2C4) 2M-3G4./ Includes index. Decorative initials and head-pieces. Nice sober modern full leather binding. Walter Montagu (1604/5-1677), courtier and abbot of St Martin, was born in the parish of St Botolph Aldgate, London. Upon leaving Cambridge he travelled to the continent (France and Italy) in order to improve himself. Returning to England he found employment in the service of the Duke of Buckingham and was sent to France in 1624 in relation to the planned marriage of the future Charles I and the French princess Henrietta Maria. At this time Montagu met Marie Aimee de Rohan, Duchesse de Chevreuse. Although he appears to have been involved in her later intrigues against Richelieu 'it was not until the summer of 1647 that their relations were to take on an intimate character.' In March 1625 he returned with the news that, with regard to the marriage negotiations, 'All is forward, and the lady should be delivered in thirty days'. The 21-year-old agent was rewarded for his efforts with the sum of L200 and began a devoted service to Henrietta Maria which ended only at her death. Indeed, this work is dedicated to her. After witnessing the exorcisms at Loudun in 1634 he became a Roman Catholic, and served the Queen-Regent Marie de Medici as well as Henrietta Maria. On 16 March 1640 parliament petitioned the king to remove all recusants from court and by the beginning of 1641 the Long Parliament had ordered Montagu, Digby, and John Winter (the Queen's secretary) to give an accounts of their part of the collection of money gathered as a contribution from Catholics to defray the cost of the royal army in the struggle with the Scots. In the same month Montagu was banished and went again to France. In October 1643 Montagu re-entered England by subterfuge, clumsily disguised as a member of the French ambassador's entourage. He reached Rochester but was captured and taken to London, where he was ordered by the House of Commons to be detained as a close prisoner in the Tower, evidently due to the fact that he was carrying sealed letters with the arms of France directed to the King and Queen of England. He suffered a long imprisonment before being released in 1647. In 1644 the Commons ordered all his goods seized and sold and the proceeds sent to the army of Lord Fairfax. While in prison Montagu occupied his time in penning this first book of 'Miscellanea Spiritualia.' A later part of 'Miscellanea Spiritualia' was issued in 1654. Wing (2nd ed.) M2473; McAlpin II, p. 586. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! CHEST 2/3. Hardcover. Good.

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Bookseller
THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
MISCELLANEA SPIRITUALIA: or, Devout Essaies.
Author
Montagu, Walter
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell. London: .
Date published
1648
Keywords
EARLY IMPRINTS ESTC WING ROHAN HENRIETTA MARIA FRANCE CATHOLIC PROTESTANT ENGLAND ENGRAVED TITLE COURTIER
Bookseller catalogs
FRENCH / FRANCE;

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About THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA

Ron Lieberman, has been an antiquarian bookseller, rare book appraiser, and library consultant for Fifty years. His firm, The Family Album, has issued a series of exceptional catalogs and bibliographic references in a variety of fields, including: Incunabula; Pennsylvania-Americana; German-Americana; Fine Book Bindings; Early Photographica; Printing History & Typography; Classics from the Great Scholar / Printers; Etc. He was the instructor for a series of valuable workshops and courses in the history, taste, and technique of book collecting. He frequently lectures before professional groups of librarians and archivists on: the book trade; collection and building security; disaster preparedness; appraisals; and preservation, conservation, and binding. He has also often appeared on radio and television popularizing the pleasant hobby of antique book collecting. His expert opinion on the book collecting market; values of archives and manuscripts; collection preservation & security; historic photographs; and the value of rare books has been sought by sources as diverse as: the Historical & Museum Commission of PA; the PA State Library; the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian Institution; the FBI; American Bible Society; Money Magazine; Kipplinger Magazine; Conservation Centers; Warman\\\'s Antique Price Guides; U.S.A. Today; as well as Universities, Colleges, and Historical Societies throughout the United States. As one of the organizers of the World Library Fund, Mr. Lieberman provides professional analyses of library collections, and helps plan library development for public and private institutions in the United States and abroad. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (A.B.A.A.), and Chairman of the A.B.A.A. Security Committee. He was a long-time regular member of the Security Committee of the Rare Book and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of the American Library Association (ALA); and was the Past President of the Middle Atlantic Chapter, A.B.A.A. Mr. Lieberman was also, for many years, a consulting editor and contributor to the Haworth Press journal: \\\"College & Undergraduate Libraries.\\\" He is also a member of the: International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) // American Library Association (ALA); + ACRL/RBMS [For 25 Continuous Years] // PA Library Association (PLA) // Bibliographical Society of America // Middle Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) // Society for the History of Authorship, Readership, and Publishing (SHARP) // Library Company of Philadelphia // Philobiblon Club // Etc. Etc.

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