Histoire abregée de la Naissance & du Progrez du Kouakerisme, avec Celle de ses Dogmes. Philippe Naudé.
Histoire abregée de la Naissance & du Progrez du Kouakerisme, avec Celle de ses Dogmes.
First French Book About the Quakers

Histoire abregée de la Naissance & du Progrez du Kouakerisme, avec Celle de ses Dogmes.

Cologne: Pierre Marteau, 1682. First edition. Printer’s device on title page, head-pieces and initials throughout. In contemporary leather. Spine gilt, with five raised bands, with red title vignette. Marbled pastedown. (24), 174, [In this copy pp. 107–110 bound here second time], (6) p. Notes in ink by unknown hand on verso of front pastedown from the 19th century. Overall a good copy.

First edition of the earliest book about the Quakers to be published in French, a survey and critique of the movement by Philippe Naudé (1654–1729) the French mathematician and Huguenot theologian.

Ref.: Sabin 66927.; Smith, J.: Bibliotheca Anti-Quakeriana, p. 26.; Bibliotheca Furliana 158.

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Price: €1,000.00

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