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JANSENISM. ZACHARIE de LISIEUX: The Gyges gallus...

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JANSENISM. [ZACHARIE de LISIEUX]: The Gyges gallus of P. Firmian. Translated by Fr. Antoine de Paris, Capuchin preacher. Paris, Veuve Thierry, 1663; in 12, front. Engraved and 11 ff. 2 bl. ff. 441 pp. 1 page, calf jaspered, spine ribbed and decorated, red tr. binding of the time. First edition of the French translation published four years after the Latin original of this satire against the Jansenists published under the pseudonym of Firmian; in fact, the author was a Capuchin monk from Lisieux. Beautiful engraved frontispiece. (Minor wear to binding).