MAIMBOURG (Louis). Histoire de la Ligue.... - Lot 4 - Brissonneau

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MAIMBOURG (Louis). Histoire de la Ligue.... - Lot 4 - Brissonneau
MAIMBOURG (Louis). Histoire de la Ligue. A Paris, chez Sébastien-Mabre-Cramoisi, Imprimeur du Roy, 1693; in-4 (26.5x20 cm), contemporary calf (rubbed, small lacks on edges)), spine decorated with nerves. Frontispiece, five historiated bandeaux, two culs-de-lampe, five lettrines by Sébastien Leclerc. (17) ff. title, epistle, warning, contents. 539 pages- (13) ff. table and privilege, (angular spotting on last six pages). First edition, enriched with an autograph letter signed by Louis Maimbourg on the first blank page "Pour Monsieur le Président de Chàlin, by his most humble and obedient servant". Maimbourg, a Jesuit preacher and polemicist, fought against the Jansenists, notably disputing their translation of the Bible, and was expelled from his order by Pope Innocent XI.
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