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Nicholas Caussin
The Holy Court
London, William Bentley, 1650. Leather. London: William Bentley, 1650. Leather. Good Only. 13" by 8.5". None. A rare first complete edition of Caussin's work, 'The Holy Court&apos. A rare first complete edition of Caussin's work, a moral opus, that gives a Christianised account of what Caussin defines as four of the most prominent passions: Love, Desire, Anger and Envy. The aim of the book is to provide advice on how to effectively manage these emotions. Nicholas Caussin (1583 -1651) was a French Jesuit and Louis XIII's confessor between the months of March and December, 1637. After a falling out with Cardinal Richelieu, he was exiled to Quimper. There is controversy over the reason behind this dispute, but new research by Philippe Seller and Gerad Ferreyrolles have claimed it was due to his strong religious oppositions to hell's existence. In 1643, after the death of his banisher, he returned, and was asked to form an opinion of the Moral Theology of Jesuits. Collated incomplete, lacking a plate. In a quarter morocco binding. Externally worn with rubbing to extremities and spine. Previous owner's document attached to front free-endpapers. Internally, firmly bound with failed binding to first few pages. Pages generally bright with occasional marking. Ink marking to the title page. Some foxing throughout not affecting the text. Final three pages laid down. Good Only . Ill.: None. Good Only .
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]

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