An Abridgment of the Light of the World: Containing the Conferences Which M. Antonia Bourignon / Antoinette Bourignon de la Porte Had With Mr. Christian de Cort, Late Director of the Isle of Noordstrand, Superior of the Oratory, and Pastor of St. John, at Mechlin, In Three Parts; To Which is Prefixed a Preface to the Unprejudiced Reader, of Every Sect and Party. Joseph Whittingham Salmon, Antonia Bourignon / Antoinette Bourignon de la Porte, Chrétien de Cort Christian de Cort.

An Abridgment of the Light of the World: Containing the Conferences Which M. Antonia Bourignon / Antoinette Bourignon de la Porte Had With Mr. Christian de Cort, Late Director of the Isle of Noordstrand, Superior of the Oratory, and Pastor of St. John, at Mechlin, In Three Parts; To Which is Prefixed a Preface to the Unprejudiced Reader, of Every Sect and Party

London: R. Hindmarsh, 1786. First printing. Hardcover. First edition, 1786. Rebound in library cloth, new endpapers, contains original half-title page, trimmed all the way around (this is particularly noticeable at the frontispiece), 464 pp., Fair ex-library copy with typical treatments (bookplates, blindstamp on the titlepage, bar-code sticker, etc.), some owners' signatures, foxing and age-toning to the pages, a bit of creasing to some pages, light wear to the edges of the book's covers, no dust jacket. Antoinette Bourignon de la Porte (13 January 1616 – 30 October 1680) was a French-Flemish mystic who claimed the end times and the Last Judgment were near. She believed that she was chosen by God to restore true Christianity on earth and she eventually became the central figure of a spiritual movement that stretched to Germany and Scotland. A very rare book. Fair. Item #s00026629

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