1814 · New York
First American edition. Gahan, an Irish Augustinian, was famous for his part in the absolutely rip-snorting Dunboyne will case (see the DNB). Gahan had received the grandly apostate bishop Lord Dunboyne back into the Catholic Church against the commands of his archbishop, and urged him to revoke his will in which he bequeathed one of Dunboyne family estates to the University of Maynooth. After Dunboyne's death a sister contested the will, and during the trial Gahan's refusal to break the seal of the confessional led to his imprisonment for contempt of court.
=> The present work shows this independent Augustinian in his role as a teacher and writer.
Provenance: Released as a duplicate from the greatest collection of American Catholica in the world, the Georgetown University Library, with a few faint rubber-stamps.
Parsons 468; Shaw & Shoemaker 31551. On Dunboyne, see: Dictionary of National Biography, VIII, 66–67. Original sheets => sewn but never bound. Edges chipped and dog-eared; age-toned and waterstained. Now housed in a simple acid-free phase box. (Inventory #: 39461)