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A Replie to Iesuit Fishers Answere to Certain Questions Propou[n]ded by his most Gratious King Iames. Two Parts in one.
WHITE, FRANCIS

  • A Replie to Iesuit Fishers Answere to Certain Questions Propou[n]ded by his most Gratious King Iames. Two Parts in one.

xxx+596pp, iv+74pp; lacks portrait and first title.

Francis White [1563/4-1638], Bishop of Ely wrote against the Catholic religion. He was called upon to to dissuade the Countess of Buckingham, who had been under the influence of John Percy, better known as Fisher the Jesuit, from coverting to Catholicism. White was asked to take the protestant side on the first day of three private debates with Percy organized by the marquess and King James and held in the presence of the Villiers family; the King and William Laud, Bishop of St David's, took that role on the second and third days. When, against the King's wishes, Percy spread details of the debates in his 'An Answere to a Pamphlet' [1623], White responded by publishing a formal attack (the volume offered here) on the Jesuit. The second part is 'An ansvvere to Mr Fishers relation of a third conference betweene a certaine B. (as he stiles him) and himselfe. . . here giuen by R.B. chapleine to the B. that was imployed in the conference. The initials stands for Richard Baylie, but in fact the work was by William Laud. (See Oxford DNB and ESTC Catalogue)

xxx+596pp, iv+74pp; lacks portrait and first title.

Francis White [1563/4-1638], Bishop of Ely wrote against the Catholic religion. He was called upon to to dissuade the Countess of Buckingham, who had been under the influence of John Percy, better known as Fisher the Jesuit, from coverting to Catholicism. White was asked to take the protestant side on the first day of three private debates with Percy organized by the marquess and King James and held in the presence of the Villiers family; the King and William Laud, Bishop of St David's, took that role on the second and third days. When, against the King's wishes, Percy spread details of the debates in his 'An Answere to a Pamphlet' [1623], White responded by publishing a formal attack (the volume offered here) on the Jesuit. The second part is 'An ansvvere to Mr Fishers relation of a third conference betweene a certaine B. (as he stiles him) and himselfe. . . here giuen by R.B. chapleine to the B. that was imployed in the conference. The initials stands for Richard Baylie, but in fact the work was by William Laud. (See Oxford DNB and ESTC Catalogue)

Binding folio ( 11.5in x 7.5in) contemp. calf, with ruled border on covers, worn, chipped at foot,
Publication First Edition, [Adam Islip, 1624]. ESTC S122241
  • Product Code: RGW19890
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £150.00