St John's College I.16 (James 313) (Wagstaff 3478)

'Tract. de Reformationis Novitate'. Latin and English, after 1622


  1. 'Tract. de Reformationis Novitate', n.d.
  2. William Quarles, 'alias Fr Richardus Capuchinus, sacerdos', 'The Second Division of Catholique Discussed', in the form of a letter to his 'Dear Brother', dated Soissons, 12 Feb. 1622 (p. 40)
  3. Another letter to his 'Deare Brother', n.d.

A series of post-reformation Catholic assaults on the errors and heresies of Lutheranism and other protestant churches, in the form of a series of arguments pursuing the conversion of his 'Dearest Brother'.

Manuscript extra information

235x175 mm. 70+40+152 (numbered 1-117, 96, 119, 98-104, 105?, (7 blank), 135-9, (13 blank), in the same hand) pp. Inside front cover, in Thomas Baker's hand, 'Liber olim ornatissimi viri Tho: Wagstaff' and 'Tho: Baker dedit Coll: Jo: Socius ejectus'. College bookplate (eighteenth century) inside front cover. The flyleaves are uncut. Several corrections and marginal references in the same hand.

Single small hand, seventeenth century, with many corrections, particularly later in the vol., and fairly detailed marginal referencing. Paper. Contemporary stamped calf binding on boards.