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This is an auction for THE GUNPOWDER PLOT.

Being the Narrative of Oswald Tesimond alias Greenway.

Translated from the Italian of the Stonyhurst Manuscript, edited and annotated by Francis Edwards.

This is a Folio Society book, in very good condition, in its original slip case.

From Wikipedia:

"Oswald Tesimond, a Jesuit, was educated in York along with Guy Fawkes. He entered the English College in Rome but joined the Society of Jesus on 13 April 1584. After studying theology at Messina he taught philosophy there and at Palermo. He was sent to the Madrid seminary, leaving in 1597 to go on the English mission. He landed at Gravesend on 9 March 1598 and assisted Father Edward Oldcorne for eight years. Tesimond is chiefly remembered for his role in the Gunpowder Plot. It seems certain that Robert Catesby revealed the plot to Tesimond, and Tesimond revealed it to the Jesuit superior, Henry Garnet, under the seal of confession about 23 July 1605. Tesimond went to the conspirators on 6 November 1605, after their flight from London, to give the usual consolations of religion to a group of Catholics in dire spiritual need. Thomas Wintour at his execution cleared the Jesuits and particularly Tesimond from any charge of counselling or advising in the plot. Although in his hand, Tesimond's so-called narrative of the Gunpowder Plot - one of the two most complete accounts - was probably based on the work in Latin of a secular priest. It was sent to Rome for the better information of the Jesuit authorities. Successfully handing off to arrest him in London he holed up in papist houses in Essex and Suffolk until he was able to take a small boat to Calais with a cargo of dead pigs..."

Folio Society hardback 2005.

257 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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