Antique Leather Bound Book “The Christian Defence Against the Fears of Death” by Charles Drelincourt, 1808
Antique Full Leather Bound English Edition of “The Christian Defence Against the Fears of Death” by Charles Drelincourt (French, 1595 – 1669) | Published: Trenton, New Jersey by James Oram, 1808 | Written originally in French by Drelincourt, the “Late Minister of the Protestant Church of Paris” | Book is Fully Bound in Brown Calf Leather
Description: Rare Antique Full Leather Bound Book “The Christian Defence Against the Fears of Death” by Charles Drelincourt (French, 1595 – 1669) | Published: Trenton, New Jersey by James Oram, 1808 | Written originally in French by Drelincourt, the “Late Minister of the Protestant Church of Paris” | “To Which is Prefixed, The Life of the Author, and His Behavior in his Last Moments” | Fully Bound in Brown Calf Leather | Includes a Table of Contents | Approx. Size: 8.5″ H x 5″ W.
Book Details: This antique volume is fully bound in brown calf leather. Original binding includes gilt decoration and lettering on the spine, and a red title panel “Drelincourt on Death” | Spine has come cracking, but is nonetheless complete & intact | Has a armorial bookplate inside cover “Bibliotheque De I.G. Schorsch” | On Woven Paper | Has a name / signature on inside facing page “William Hendrickson”.
Book History: The author, Charles Drelincourt, was minister of the Reformed Church at Charenton in Paris during the early 17th century. This work gained immediate great notoriety in France. Christians Defense against the Fears of Death (Consolations de l’âme fidèle contre les frayeurs de la mort, 1651) became well known in England by means of several translations. It has been said that Daniel Defoe wrote his fiction of Mrs Veal (A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs Veal), who came from the other world to recommend the perusal of Drelincourt on death, for the express purpose of promoting the sale of an English translation of the Consolations; Defoe’s contribution is added to the fourth edition of the translation (1706)the English translation was popularized by Defoe, whose True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal contained a section in which the dead woman endorsed The Christian’s Defence. The first edition was published in 1651 as Les Consolations de l’Ame contre les Frayeurs de la Mort and was first translated into English in 1675.
Full Title: The Christian Defence Against the Fears of Death; with Seasonable Directions How to Prepare Ourselves to Die Well.
Subject: Christianity, Theology
Author: Charles Drelincourt (French, 1595 – 1669) – Charles Drelincourt was a French Protestant divine (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Publisher: James Oram
City: Trenton, New Jersey
Binding: Full Leather Hardcover (Red Moroccan Leather on Spine Title Panel)
Width: 6.25″ Height: 9″
Reference: Shae and Shoemaker 14889
France, United Kingdom