SELECT LIVES OF FOREIGNERS, EMINENT FOR PIETY. The Third Edition.

By: [Gough, James (1712-1780)]; [Adams, John (1765?-1815)].

Price: $50.00

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Book Condition: Good.


Philadelphia: Printed [by John Adams] for Benjamin and Thomas Kite, and for sale by them at their stores, no. 28, North Third Street, and no. 21, South Fourth Street, 1807., 1807.. Good.. - 16mo, contemporary brown calf with a gilt-titled red leather label and gilt rules on the spine. The covers are rubbed and scuffed with wear to the edges and corners. The leather is splitting along the joints and the front cover is fragile. The head and tail of the spine are chipped with a small piece out from the head of the spine. 175 pages plus [4] pages of ads under the heading "Benjamin and Thomas Kite have for sale, a number of valuable books, amongst which are the following...". The hinges are cracked and there is a small sliver out from the top of the front endpaper. The pages are darkened with some occasional foxing and soiling. Good.

Third edition.

Printed by John Adams (not the President), so stated on the verso of the title page.

From the library of Jane Johnson of Philadelphia, signed by her at the top of the title page, with her book label on the front pastedown. This little book was subsequently presented to Richard H. Johnson by his mother with her inscription on the front endpaper.

Compiled and translated by James Gough, the contents consist of: "The Life of Francis de Salignac, de la Mothe Fenelon... translated and abridged from the French"; "Directions for a Holy Life, and the Attaining Christian Perfection, by the Archbishop of Cambray"; "Life of Michael de Molinos, and Progress of Quietism"; "Life of Peter Poiret, Editor of Lady Guion's Writings... translated from the Latin and abridged"; "An Account of Antonia Bourignon"; "Account of the Marquis de Renty"; "Life of Francis de Sales, Bishop and Prince of Geneva"; and "Account of Gregory Lopez".

Title: SELECT LIVES OF FOREIGNERS, EMINENT FOR PIETY. The Third Edition.

Author Name: [Gough, James (1712-1780)]; [Adams, John (1765?-1815)].

Categories: Americana,

Publisher: Philadelphia: Printed [by John Adams] for Benjamin and Thomas Kite, and for sale by them at their stores, no. 28, North Third St: 1807.

Book Condition: Good.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 35939

Keywords: AMERICANA; RELIGION; JAMES GOUGH; JOHN ADAMS; SELECT LIVES OF FOREIGNERS, EMINENT FOR PIETY; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; LEATHER; BIOGRAPHY; BIOGRAPHICAL; LIFE OF FRANCIS DE SALIGNAC, DE LA MOTHER FENELON; DIRECTIONS FOR A HOLY LIFE; MICHEL DE MOLIN