Hello, reader.

I just wanted to take the opportunity to officially announce on this site that, starting in July, Bibliography of the Damned will be supported in part by a public fellowship grant from Harvard University’s Houghton Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Specifically, I was awarded the Houghton Mifflin Visiting Fellowship in Publishing History.

I will be taking four separate, week-long trips to consult Index-related materials housed in the Houghton’s extensive rare-book and manuscript collections. As part of my grant proposal, I was required to list, at least in part, the items I would be consulting (see below). Using Harvard’s OPAC (online public-access catalog), HOLLIS, I was able to very quickly identify 19 Index-condemned items that were both physically housed at the Houghton and also not presently digitized on any public-facing repositories (e.g., Gallica or HathiTrust).

In addition to the fellowship requirement of a written summary of my experience working with the Houghton’s collections, the end goal for these four weeks of research will be to access these sources for the same level of critical analysis found on this blog. Furthermore, it is my goal to leverage this time at Harvard to also reach out to any interested partners, agents, or publishers to determine the best way forward in developing my findings and analyses into a full-length book. (If you are so inclined to discuss this in any way, please do get in touch.)

I am extremely grateful to the Houghton Library for accepting my proposal and presenting me with such an exceptional opportunity to continue my research on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. I would also like to express my deep gratitude to my employer, the Art Institute of Atlanta, for their vocal support of me in accepting this fellowship, including their generosity and flexibility in allowing me to travel across the country in order to do so. And many thanks to Mr. John Overholt, a curator at the Houghton without whose announcement on Twitter I never would’ve heard about these public fellowships in the first place.

Lastly, my proposed list of research sources to be consulted at the Houghton is below (page numbers refer to de Bujanda’s Index des Livres Interdits, 2002).


  1. American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. American Mission Press at Malta. (1823). Ho vios kai hē martyria tou hagiou Iōannou tou Vaptistou. En Melitē: Apo tēn ex Amerikēs Typographian. Miss 406.6. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/001245502/catalog. (p. 135)
  2. Aubert de Versé, N. (1687). Le tombeau du socinianisme, auquel on a ajouté Le nouveau visionnaire de Rotterdam &c. Francfort: Frederic Arnaud. C 1107.6.30*. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/004132777/catalog. (p. 89)
  3. Blanchard (Blancard), P.-L. (1802). Controverse pacifique sur les principales questions qui divisent et troublent l’église gallicane. [n.p.]. Fr 1438.45. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/002897253/catalog. (p. 138)
  4. Calado, M. (1648). O valeroso Lucideno e triumpho da liberdade. Pte. I. Lisboa: P. Craesbeeck. SA 5860.15*. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/004840217/catalog. (p. 181)
  5. Chauvelin, H.-P. de (1753). Tradition des faits qui manifestent le système d’indépendance que les évêques ont opposé, dans les différents siècles, aux principes invariables de la justice souveraine du roi sur tous ses sujets indistinctement … [Paris?: S.n.]. *FC7 C3974 753t. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/004920026/catalog. (p. 215)
  6. Jarrige, P. (1665). Jesuita in ferali pegmate ob nefanda crimina in provincia Guienna perpetrata. Ludguni Batavorum. *FC6 J2945 Ef665j. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/005807055/catalog. (p. 471)
  7. King, P., Robinson, Jonathan, & Wyat, John. (1702). The history of the Apostles creed: With critical observations on its several articles. (First ed.). London: Printed by W. B. for J. Robinson [etc.]. C 10735.9. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/003205984/catalog. (p. 483)
  8. La Fontaine (Fontana), J. de (1691). Fraus quinque articvlorvm à pseudo-Augustini discipulis primum Alexandro VII. nunc iterum Alexandro VIII. obstrusorum, sive eorum cum Augustino iprensi convenientia demonstrata per Cornelium a Cranebergh [pseud.] lovaniensem theologum. Coloniae, [i.e. Louvain?: Typis Arnoldi ab Egmond]. *FC6 J2666 TA22. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/005913738/catalog. (p. 497)
  9. Mandeville, B. (1720). Free thoughts on religion, the church, and national happiness (Making of the Modern World). London: Printed and sold by T. Jauncy and J. Roberts. *EC7.M3125.720f. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/001732686/catalog. (p. 578)
  10. Mansfeld, R. (1691). Diatriba theologica de peccato philosophico cum expositione decreti inquisitionis Romanae editi 24. Augusti 1690. [n.p.]. C 421.10*. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/005199180/catalog. (p. 580)
  11. Owtram (Outram), W. (1677). De sacrificiis libri duo; quorum altero explicantur omnia Judaeorum, nonnulla gentium profanarum sacrificia: Altero sacrificium Christi. Utroque ecclesiae catholicae his de rebus sententia contra Faustum Socinum, ejúsque sectatores defenditur. Londini: Typis T. Roycroft, impensis Richardi Chiswell ad insigne Rosae Coronatae in coemeterio D. Pauli. *EC65 Ou847 677d. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/006397644/catalog. (p. 675)
  12. Parker. (1757). Histoire d’un peuple nouveau, ou, Découverte d’une isle à 43. dégrés 14. minutes de latitude méridionale par David Tompson, capitaine du vaisseau le Boston, a son retour de la Chine 1756. Ouvrage traduit de l’angois. (Harvard College Library preservation digitization program. Selections from Widener Library). A Londres: Aux dépens d’une société de libraires. Utopia 1757.5. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/006751429/catalog. (p. 439)
  13. Perkins, W., Pickering, Thomas, & Legge, Cantrell. (1610). A discourse of the damned art of witchcraft : So farre forth as it is reuealed in the Scriptures, and manifest by true experience. Framed and deliuered by M. William Perkins, in his ordinarie course of preaching, and now published by Tho. Pickering Batchelour of Diuinitie, and minister of Finchingfield in Essex. Whereunto is adioyned a twofold table; one of the order and heades of the treatise; another of the texts of Scripture explaned, or vindicated from the corrupt interpretation of the aduersarie. (Early English books online). [Cambridge]: Printed by Cantrel Legge, printer to the Vniuersitie of Cambridge. STC 19698. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/009640364/catalog. (p. 698)
  14. Perkins, W., Pierson, Thomas, & Bradwood, Melchisidec. (1606). The combat betvveene Christ and the Diuell displayed: Or A commentarie vpon the temptations of Christ: Preached in Cambridge by that reuerend and iudicious diuine M. William Perkins (The second edition much enlarged by a more perfect copie, at the request of M. Perkins executors, by Tho. Pierson preacher of Gods word. Hereunto is prefixed an analysis or generall view of this combat: and a twofolde table added: one of places of Scripture; the other of speciall points to be obserued. (ed., Early English books online). London: Printed by Melchisedech Bradwood for E. E[dgar] and are to be solde [by Cuthbert Burby] in Pauls Church-yard at the signe of the Swan. STC 19648. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/009641443/catalog. (p. 698)
  15. Richmond, L., & American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. (1825). La figlia del lattajo. Malta: Dai Torchj Americani. *98Miss-197. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/009861407/catalog. (p. 767)
  16. Scaliger, J., & Heinsius, Daniel. (1627). Illvstriss. viri Iosephi Scaligeri, Ivlii Caes. a Bvrden F. Epistolae omnes quae reperiri potuerunt, nunc primum collectae ac editae. Lvgdvni Batavorvm: B. & A. Elzevir. *NC5 Sca45 B627e. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/006826190/catalog. (p. 811)
  17. Selden, J., & Bishop, Richard. (1640). Ioannis Seldeni De iure naturali & gentium, iuxta disciplinam Ebræorum, libri septem (ILM ; 2690). Londini: Excudebat Richardus Bishopius. STC 22168. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/009642650/catalog. (p. 827)
  18. Wilkins, J., & Griffin, Edward. (1638). The discovery of a vvorld in the moone; or, A discourse tending to prove, that ’tis probable there may be another habitable world in that planet. (Early English books online). London: Printed by E[dward] G[riffin] for Michael Sparke and Edward Forrest. STC 25640.5. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/009647358/catalog. (p. 944-945)
  19. Université de Paris. Faculté de théologie. (1721). Relation de ce qui s’est passé dans l’assemblée de Sorbonne du 4 juin 1721 … [Paris]. *FC7 B4645 B736p [No. 30 in a volume lettered: Ecrits de m. Besoigne.]. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/006717421/catalog. (p. 753)


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