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BOULAESE (Jean). L'abbrégée histoire du grand...

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BOULAESE (Jean). L'abbrégée histoire du grand miracle par notre Sauveur et Seigneur Jesus Christ en la sainte Hostie du Sacrement de l'Autel, fait à Laon 1566. Escrite et augmentée avec sa carte représentant le tout au vif... par Jehan Boulaese, prêtre, professeur des saintes lettres hébraïques, et pauvre du collège de Montagu. A Paris, chez Thomas Belot, 1573. In-18 ruled, lemon morocco, gilt design at corners, inner dent, gilt tr. (Trautz-Bauzonnet). This book tells the story of Nicole Pierret, née Obri, from Thiérarche in Picardy, who, possessed by the devil, was delivered by communion in the presence of many Reformed believers. The volume is adorned with a large, beautiful woodcut fold-out plate depicting Laon Cathedral at the time of the exorcism ceremonies. This plate, with its many figures, is reminiscent of those published by Jean Le Clerc. A very fine copy, finely bound by Trautz in the mid-19th century, of this extremely rare volume. Caillet, 1524. Appears in Bulletin Morgand (No. 25983). From the libraries of Stanislas de Guaita (bookplate) and Ed. Rahir (bookplate, 2nd sale, 1931, cat. no. 430).

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