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WICKHAM, Rev. Hill D.

An historical sketch of the Italian Vaudois:

from the first age of Christianity to the present day; with some account of their ancient documents

Stock Code
89339
London, Seeley, Burnside & Seeley, 1847
£250

Scarce. COPAC lists just 3 copies.

The Vaudois, more commonly known in English as the Waldensians, are a Christian ascetic movement, founded by a wealthy Merchant Peter Waldo of Lyon, who gave away his property around 1173, and preached poverty as the way to Heaven. By 1215 they were declared heretical by the Catholic Church, becoming part of the Calvinist movement in 1532. After centuries of persecution they acquired religious freedom in the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia in 1848 and the evangelical church spread throughout Italy, gaining converts by building schools in the poorer regions.

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First edition. 8vo, xiii, 232pp., double-page engraved frontispiece, folding map, original blindstamped fine-ribbed cloth gilt, gilt stamp to upper cover, a fine copy.

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