[ Cardinal Francis Bourne, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster. ] Autograph Signature ('F. Card. Bourne').

Cardinal Francis Bourne [ Francis Alphonsus Bourne ] (1861-1935), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster
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Place and date not statred.

Neat signature ('F. Card. Bourne'), if a little shaky, at top left of one side of a light-green leaf extracted from an autograph album. No other text on either side. In good condition, lightly aged.

Printed pamphlet: 'The Temporal Power of the Pope in its Political Aspect.'

Henry Edward, Archbishop of Westminster [ Cardinal Henry Edward Manning ]
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London: Longmans, Green & Co., Paternoster Row; Burns, Lambert, and Oates, 17 & 18 Portman Street, W. 1866. [ London: W. Davy and Son, Printers, Gilbert Street, W. ]

[2] + 23 + [1]pp., 8vo. Disbound wthout covers. In good condition, lightly aged. 'Notice' on page preceding main text includes the following referemce to the American Civil War: 'If the British Empire can be justified in its sway over the three kingdoms, and its dependencies, or the American Union over the Southern States, then far more surely may the right of the Pontiffs be maintained by the same arguments. The only difference I know is, that we and the Americans have bayonets of our own. The Pontiffs are unarmed.

Pro-Roman Catholic street ballad entitled 'The Pontiff's Victory, over GARIBALDI.' [With two woodcuts.]

[Giuseppe Garibaldi; nineteenth-century Dublin street-ballad; Victorian Ireland; Eire; the Roman Catholic Church; papacy]
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Date [c.1863] and place [Dublin?] not stated.

Printed on one side of a piece of wove paper, dimensions roughly 30.5 x 11.5 cm. Good, on aged, and lightly spotted and creased paper. Clear impression above title of engraving (5.5 x 6.5 cm) showing a knight, dismounted from his horse, vizor down and shield on arm, combating with a dragon somewhat akin to a huge wild boar. At the foot of the item, beneath the last line of the poem, another engraving, 2.5 x 8.5 cm, showing two cherubs blowing trumpets into an arrangement of hour-glass and two sickles. Heavily worn type.

Handbook for the Study and Discussion of Political Popery

John Coghlan
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"Edinburgh, Ballantyne and Coy Paul's Work" (= manuscript imprint), [1868]

Manuscript, 356pp, 8vo, hf. lea. worn, a very substantial anddetailed precis of an unpublished book, a comprehensive discussion from the Anti-Catholic (papist) standpoint from social, political and religious aspects. The background is probably the Tractarian Movement and Newman's activities on behalf of the Catholic Church (Newman is mentioned). The conclusion is that "Perhaps the Pope may yet indulge his flock by giving them the Scriptures and civil liberty, to which let us all say, Amen." The title on spine as follows: "Mr Soutter's M.S. Contents Mr Coghlan's book, 1868".

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