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[Monita secreta Societatis Jesu. English & Latin. 1746]
Secreta monita Societatis Jesu. The secret instructions of the Jesuits. The second edition.
London:, printed for J. Walthoe; and sold by M. Cooper,, 1746.
xvii, 18--139, [5] p. ; 15.9 cm. (12º)

Anonymous. Principal authorship generally attributed to Hieronim Zahorowski. First published under title: Monita privata societatis Jesu, Notebrigae, 1612 (i.e. Cracow, 1614). See H.J. Wetzer und B. Welte's Kirchenlexikon, 2. Aufl. 1886--1901, vol. 8, col. 1776. Allegedly a code of instructions addressed to the superiors of the order and outlining various methods of advancing the influence of the Society and attacking its enemies, this is in reality a fabrication attributed to a disaffected Polish Jesuit, Hieronim Zahorowski, which achieved wide circulation and notoriety. It was first translated into English by Henry Compton (1632--1713) in 1669; the present translation was originally published in 1723. Dedication signed: John Walthoe, junr. Latin & English on opposite pages. Walthoe's advertisements appear on the verso of the half-title and the final five pages. Page xiv misnumbered xvi. ESTC t93319.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, black morocco spine-label, date of publication in gilt at foot of spine given erroneously as '1726'. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 2d., 26 July 1830. (Spiers Box. Binding 51).

Reference Number 3811

Additional Names Hutchinson, Edwin; Walthoe, John (d.$1778); Zaorowsky, Jerome; The secret instructions of the Jesuits

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