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[Loudun]. LEGUÉ (G.). Urbain Grandier and the possessed of Loudun. Unpublished documents of Mr. Charles Barbier. Paris, Baschet, 1880. Large in-8, [3] f., III-327 p., fr., pl., burgundy half-chagrin, 5-ribbed spine, gilt author, title and fleurons, name stamped in tail, parchment covers preserved, untrimmed (small halo in margin of q. ff., light spotting on folding facsim.). First edition, the only one containing the illustration which consists of 16 plates: a frontispiece portrait, a view, and 14 facsimiles, some double, the last one folding. Printed at 500 numbered copies: one of 462 on Hollande laid paper. Provenance : Albert Dumousseaud (stamp on a cover and name on the back). Attached : - OLH 020. - BLEAU (Alphonse). Précis d'histoire sur la ville et les possédées de Loudun. Poitiers, Oudin, 1877. In-12, [2] f., III-246 p., modest early 20th c. boards, brown basane title page (foxing). Attached : OLH 018. - GRANDIER (Urbain). Traicté du célibat des prêtres. Unpublished opuscule. Introduction and notes by Robert Luzarches. Paris, Pincebourde (Petite Bibliothèque des Curieux), 1866. In-12, 38 p., paperback (spine rubbed). Rare publication, offering the text of a treatise favorable to the marriage of priests, attributed to the parish priest of Loudun Urbain Grandier. Printed in a small number, it is illustrated with an etching frontispiece by Ulm, showing the torture of the priest condemned for witchcraft. That is to say 3 volumes.
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