Item 26 - Historical epitome of the Council of Trent, by Abraham Bagnell

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Crewe MS/26


Historical epitome of the Council of Trent, by Abraham Bagnell


  • c. 1830 (Creation)

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1 volume (33 x 22 cm), containing 129 leaves. Half-bound.

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This book was originally used as a ledger, and two accounts remain, containing entries dated between 1808 and 1822. One of these accounts (ff. 66v–67r) is headed ‘The Representatives of Mrs Mary Thompson (Mr Rearden)’ and includes a reference to lands at Carrigeenaveagh (sic). The epitome itself is dedicated (f. 1v) to William Webber Bagnell, curate of Honiton Clyst. The author was almost certainly Abraham Bagnell, author of the anti-Catholic pamphlets Antiquated Scrupulosity contrasted with Modern Liberality (1829) and Truths, not ‘Truth’ (1829). The armorial bookplate of Robert, Earl of Crewe, is pasted inside the volume and his heraldic ‘garb’ is stamped on the front cover.

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On the spine is stamped ‘Dr. Bagnel’s Historical Epitome of the Council of Trent MS.’

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Foliated 1–107, with five unnumbered flyleaves at the front and seven at the back.

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  • English

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