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HUGUENOTS - [ARNELL, Laurent, editor]
Livre des cantiques ... Seconde edition, augmentée de plusieurs cantiques. [Part 2:] Les Evangiles et les Epitres Pour tous Les Dimanches, Jours solennels & Fêtes
Stockholm: de l'imprimerie de l'Historiographe du Royaume, Par Hartwig Gercken, 1734. Agenda format 12mo (168 x 69 mm). [4], 304; 392, [20] pp. 2 parts, with alphabetical index and final errata page. Woodcut title-page ornaments and tailpieces, type-ornament headpieces. Light foxing to first few leaves. Contemporary speckled sheep, gilt edges, marbled pastedown endpapers, very worn, spine completely abraded with loss at top, paper lettering-piece barely legible (Livre de Cantiques). ***A rare hymnal, with a catechism and prayers, for the small French Huguenot community who had taken refuge in Sweden. Most had fled to Sweden after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, although a few French Calvinists had settled there earlier. They were not warmly welcomed by the Swedes, who tried to amalgamate them with the English and German reformed groups. A small community persisted, and in 1700 a first hymnal was published in Stockholm to meet their needs. This second edition was substantially revised and enlarged.The hymns are in French, with headings in Swedish and (usually) German, all indexed in the final table. Containing more hymns than psalms, this is among the earlier French Lutheran hymnals. The Genevan reformist and poet Benedict Pictet was the first to advocate adding hymns to the psalters of the Reformed French communities, but only in Germany did this truly catch on, after about 1705. This Stockholm edition clearly follows the German model. In a prefatory letter to the reader, the editor Laurent Arnell, then pastor of the French Lutheran church in Stockholm, expl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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