WRIGHT, Thomas. St. Patrick’s Purgatory; an Essay on the Legends of Purgatory, Hell, and Paradise, current during The Middle Ages.


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London: John Russell Smith, 1844. Octavo. pp. xii, 192, 24 (catalogue). Engraved title-page. Brown blind-stamped ribbed cloth, titled in gilt. Previous owner’s signature on titlepage and note by him on preface. In fine condition.
Chapters include: Lough Derg and its legends; Purgatory legends of the twelfth century; Henry of Saltrey, and his legend of the descent of the knight Owain; Situation of purgatory &c; Allegorical, satirical, political applications of the vision; St. Patrick and his Purgatory; The Pope orders St. Patrick’s Purgatory to be destroyed, and influence of these legends on the literature of the sixteenth century


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