Baltimore: Publication Room, 1843. Hardcover. Good +. Hardcover. Scarce. Second edition. This anti-Catholic work was written by Louis Giustiniani, a former Roman Catholic priest who converted and became a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Reverend Giustiniani "treats twenty-seven prominent subjects in the Roman Catholic system - preceded by an account of his own conversion from the religion of Rome, in which he was born and educated..." The subjects include: the Mass, transubstantiation, heathen Rome and Papal Rome; the Virgin Mary, adoration of Saints, the church's moral corruption and more. Bound in brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Covers are bumped and stained. The first hundred pages have a waterstain to the upper margin not affecting text. Some foxing throughout. Pencil note on last page and pencil ownership signature and drawing on rear pastedown and rear endpaper. Better than good but not much. 262 pages. REL/070716. (Inventory #: 29579)
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