A translation of the Catechism into French by Lady Mary Booth (1704-1772), only child of George Booth (1675-1758), 2nd Earl of Warrington. Entitled 'Le Catechisme de L’Eglise Expliqué par les preuves tiré de l’Ecriture Sainte. Traduite de L’Anglois par moy Mary Booth'. This charming manuscript was written by Lady Mary Booth in 1717, when she was only thirteen, presumably as an educational exercise. The text and hand-ruled page borders have been slightly cropped, indicating that the volume was bound after it was written, perhaps in the 1720s.
Script: written in brown ink in Lady Mary Booth's formal, rather child-like hand.
Decoration: the title page is decorated with childish pen flourishes.