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PÉRIER, Charles]
Articles, respondus par le Roy en son Conseil privé, sur la requeste presentée par plusieurs habitans de la ville de Bourdeaux, & Seneschaulcée de Guyenne, sur le faict de la Religion qu’on dict réformée
Paris, chez Charles Perier, rue S. Jean de Beauvais, au Bellerophon, 1565. FIRST EDITION 8vo. 16 unnumbered leaves. A-D4 [last blank]. Roman letter in various sizes. Grotesque woodcut initials and head-pieces, engraved bookplate of Bertrand and Mabel Rambaut, Baythorne Park on front pastedown. Light age yellowing. A very good copy in fine C19th crimson crushed morocco by Masson-Debonnelle, spine with raised bands, title and date lettered direct in minuscule letter, edges gilt ruled, inner dentelles richly gilt, combed marble end-papers, a.e.g. First edition of this extremely rare pamphlet, the Hugenot’s petition to the King that the local authorities in the town of Bordeaux recognise their rights, particularly in light of the Edict he had made in an attempt to reconcile the two religions, with the Kings response to the petition given in the text. The Edict of Saint-Germain, also known as the Edict of January, was a decree of tolerance promulgated by the regent of France, Catherine de’ Medici, in January 1562. It provided limited tolerance to the Protestant Huguenots in the Roman Catholic realm. Consistent with Catherine’s manoeuvring, it attempted to steer a middle course between Protestants and Catholics in order to strengthen royal dominion. Without threatening the privileged position of the Catholic Church in France, the Edict recognised the existence of the Protestants and guaranteed freedom of conscience and private worship. It forbade Huguenot worship within towns (where conflicts flared up too easily) but permitted Protestant synods and consistories. This pamphlet st … [Click Below for Full Description]
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