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    Du Moulin, Lewis (Louis) or Sprang, William. [Irinaeum Philalethen Eleutherium, pseudo.]. Rerum Nuper In Regno Scotiae Gestarum Historia, Seu verius Commentarius... Addita est Ecclesiae Scotiae ad Helveticas Reformatas Epistola... Dantzig [Amsterdam?:] N.P., 1641. 8vo. *4,A-2O8. [8],576,[16]p. Modern calf, spine banded, title in gilt on leather label, edges speckled, minor foxing. First Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $450.00


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    Moulin, Lewis du (1606-1680), nonconformist controversialist, son of Pierre du Moulin and brother of Peter du Moulin, was born at Paris on 25 Oct. 1606. He studied medicine at Leyden, taking the degree of M.D., and graduating also at Cambridge in 1634 and at Oxford in 1649. Becoming licentiate in 1640 of the London College of Physicians, he probably practiced at Oxford, where in September 1648, as "a person of piety and learning," he was appointed Camden professor of ancient history in the place of Robert Waring, ejected as a royalist... Ousted in his turn at the Restoration, Du Moulin retired to Westminster. Wood calls him "a fiery, violent, and hot-headed independent, a cross and ill-natured man" but on his deathbed, in the presence of Bishop Burnet, he retracted his virulent attacks on Anglican theologians." Lowndes states that the work, sometimes attributed to Du Moulin, was written by William Spang. It is entered under Du Moulin in the catalogue of the Bibl. Nat., but is not mentioned in article on Du Moulin in Dict. Nat. Biog. It is said to be based on communications sent to Spang in Holland by Robert Baillie of Glasgow. Weller says that it was actually printed in Amsterdam.



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