Histoire des Diables de Loudun, Ou de la Possession des

Histoire des Diables de Loudun, Ou de la Possession des Religieuses Ursulines, Et de la condamnation et du suplice D'Urbain Grandier, Cure de la meme Ville. Cruels effets de la vengeance du Cardinal de Richelieu

Price: 350.00 GBP

Amsterdam: Aux Depens de la Compagnie, 1740, [Huguenot History] EARLY EDITION. Octavo (16 x 10cm), pp.[8] 378 [4]. With a copper engraved frontispiece. All text in French. Contemporary speckled calf with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt decoration to spine. Marbled endpapers; edges speckled red. Recent repairs to head and joints of spine. Corners bumped. Lightly browned; a little more so to preliminaries. Very good. As Protestant Minister for the town of Beaumont, Aubin was permitted to leave France following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Embarking on a literary career once settled in the Netherlands, this was his first publication in 1693, with many new editions following. An English translation titled 'The cheats and illusions of Romish priests and exorcists' was published in London in 1703.

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