Catalogue Entry: THEM00107

Comparison of the Protestant and Catholic Churches

Author: Unknown

Source: M132/2/7, Stanford University Library, Stanford, California, USA

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Custodial History

Bought at the Sotheby sale by 'Hadley' (i.e. de Coppet) for £60 and resold as lot 1,651 at the De Coppet sale on 19 May 1956 to Miss Emily Driscoll of New York for £110.

Sotheby Lot



Excerpts from a purported discussion of the relative merits and claims to authority of the Protestant and Roman Catholic Churches. In fact, the document is a pro-Protestant polemic. Divided under chapter headings but by no means (as the Sotheby catalogue suggests it is) a complete treatise in its own right. A one-page interleaved fragment, consisting of one sentence on organising Mint payments to moneyers and some jottings on 10th-century history, is completely unrelated, unmentioned in the Sotheby catalogue, and probably included only by accident.

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