The History of the Popes, From the Foundation of the See of Rome, to the Present Time
Archibald Bower (1686 1766) was a Scottish historian who became a Jesuit, then joined the Church of England, and then again became a Jesuit. A religious controversialist, his portrayal of many popes is far from flattering. He states in his Preface, "Truth has but one enemy to contend with, Education." Bower's intention was to tell posterity his version of the "truth." A name index appears at the end of volume 7.
Publisher: Printed for the Author
Edition: Third Edition
Date Published: 1750-1765
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 7 vols: Vol. 1: xviii, 411; Vol. 2: xxvi, 550; Vol. 3: 381; Vol. 4: 350; Vol. 5: 405; Vol. 6: 492; Vol. 7: 503 p. + index. 28 cm. Full leather with raised bands. Spines say "Quebec Library". Most hinges loose but intact. Corners raw. Vol. 1 has loose spine label. Vols. 3 and 5 have slightly chipped spines. Bookplates on front pastedowns. Staining and foxing throughout. Vol. 1: Pencil marks page 13 and one endpaper torn out at rear. Vol. 2: Dark line on page 534. Vol. 3: Ink stains on front endpapers and bottom of page 31 chipped. Vol. 4: Large tear on page 7 and large stain on page 241 affecting nearby pages. A pencil note on a rear endpaper in this volume states "It is a very proper book for young people." Vol. 5: Large stain p. 23 and dark stain across top of 177. Hole is 254. 249 and 341 are creased. Vol. 6: Mark on 176 has affected surrounding pages. Red marginal marks 208-213. Darker stains 278-285. Vol. 7: Pencil doodling on endpapers from loose endpaper torn and page 499 chipped.