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The Holy Bible translated from the Latin Vulgat [sic]. [Douai version]

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Title The Holy Bible translated from the Latin Vulgat [sic]. [Douai version]
Imprint [Dublin?]
Date of Publication 1750
Language English
Notes This edition of the Old Testament text of the Douai Bible, the English translation used by Catholics, was revised by Richard Challoner (1691-1781) to approximate more closely to the King James Bible, and remained the standard Catholic English Bible until 1941. This copy belonged to a Jacobite who was a prominent member of an old Catholic Scottish family, James Maxwell of Kirkconnel (1708-1762). Maxwell was an officer in the Jacobite forces during the 1745 rising, and his Narrative of Charles Prince of Wales' Expedition to Scotland is one of the most important primary sources for the event. After Culloden, he escaped to France and remained in exile for five years, returning to take up his position as laird of Kirkconnel in 1750. These four volumes, all with the family bookplate and inscribed 'Kirkconnell' in a contemporary hand', could conceivably have been acquired by Maxwell for the family library, whether as an appropriate remembrance of his time abroad, or as part of his concern to renovate the family home.
Shelfmark RB.s.2645
Reference Sources Bookseller's catalogue; Darlow & Moule; DNB
Acquired on 26/01/07
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