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Memoires utiles et necessaires, tristes et - PARISOT, PIERRE CUREL [or PÈRE NOR - 1742. 
1742. Pp. xxxiv, 377, (1). With parallel text in French and Italian. Contemporary vellum, rubbed, slight loss to corner of upper cover. Wormholes running through margin. Rare first edition of this serious critique of the Jesuits in India by Père Norbert, Capuchin missionary in Pondichery. The work explains the priority of the Capuchin mission in the area and criticises the conduct and actions of the Jesuits claiming that they infringed on Capuchin territory, jurisdiction etc. Two years later he published another better known work "Mémoires historiques sur les missions des Indes". Both his works caused scandals.
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