Delusions and superstitions of the Irish Catholic
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Delusions and superstitions of the Irish Catholic by Christopher Bowen

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Published by C. Dolman in London .
Written in English


  • Catholic Church -- Apologetic works.,
  • Catholic Church -- Controversial literature,
  • Catholics -- Ireland

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Edition Notes

With: Christ upon the waters / by J. H. Newman, and other items.

Statementdiscussed, in a series of letters between C. Bowen and I. Collingridge ; with notes.
SeriesWinchester pamphlets -- no. 1
ContributionsCollingridge, Ignatius
The Physical Object
Pagination67 p. --
Number of Pages67
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18647299M

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