3 parts in 2 vols., in small 4to., contemporary full vellum binding with gilt titling and ornamentation to spine, marbled edges, title page to each part printed in red and black, , 603, xxvi; 323; , 224. Worm damage to binding, with minimal visible signs of damage to text block; the damage is limited mainly to the spine, and thus the hinges are splitting and the spine is tender; vol. 2 lacks headband, stains, scuff marks and bumping to binding exterior, browning and very minor foxing to pages, waterstain to front endpapers of vol. 2; otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Pierre Parisot (1697-1769) was a French missionary, Capuchin monk, and priest. He took several names, including Pere Norbert, Cure Parisot, Norbert de Bar-le-Duc, Norbert de Lorraine, or Abbe Platel. He opposed Jesuits and wrote against them in this book, exposing the methods in which they were obtaining conversions in Asia. Text in French.
NORBERT, R. P. [PARISOT, Pierre]., Memoires historiques presentes au souverain pontife Benoit XIV, sur les missions des Indes Orientales. Ou l’on fait voir que les PP. Capucins Missionnaires ont eu raison de se separer de communion des RR. PP. Missionnaires Jesuites qui ont refuse de se soumettre au Decret de M. le Cardinal de Tournon Legat du S. Siege, contre les Rits Malabares: Ouvrage Qui contient une suite complette des Constitutions, Brefs & autres Decrets Apostoliques concernans ces Rits, pour servir de regle aux missionnaires de ces pays-la’. Par le R. P. Norbert Capucin de Lorraine missionnaire apostolique & procureur de ces missions en cour de Rome [2 vols.]., Par Salvateur & Jean Dominique Marescandoli, 1744
Machiavelli, Niccolo`; Dacres, Edward, Machiavel’s discourses upon the first decade of T. Livius, translated out of the Italian. To which is added his Prince: with some marginal animadversions noting and taxing his errors, Printed for Charles Harper at the Flower-de-luce over against St. Dunstans Church, and John Amery at the Peacock over against Fetter-lane, both in Fleet-street, 1674
Biographies & Letters
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Biographies & Letters
DE SELVE, Odet; LEFEVRE-PONTALIS, Germain (ed.)., Correspondance politique de Odet de Selve, Ambassadeur de France en Angleterre (1546-1549). Publiee sous les auspices de la commission des archives diplomatiques par Germain Lefevre-Pontalis., Ancienne Librairie Germer Bailliere et Cie.: Felix Alcan, 1888