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Les provinciales, ou lettres ecrites par Louis de Montalte a un provincial de ses amis, et aux R.R. P.P. Jesuites sur la morale & la politique de ces Peres . Nouvelle edition, revue, corrig?e & augment?e.

Pascal, Blaise.

Published by Aux depens de la Compagnie 1734; Cologne: Pierre de la Vall?e, 1739, Amsterdam, 1734
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Pascal's pseudonymously published Provinciales, an elegantly composed, widely read defense of Antoine Arnauld and of Jansenism against Jesuit opponents. First printed in 1657, the work appears here along with the notes by Guillaume Wendrock (a.k.a. Pierre Nicole), translated from Latin into French. The first three volumes were printed in Amsterdam in 1734, and each opens with an engraved frontispiece; the fourth volume was printed in Cologne in 1739. All four volumes have title-pages printed in red and black, with the fourth specifying that Nicole's notes were translated by Mademoiselle de Joncourt. Provenance: All four title-pages with small early inked ownership inscription in upper outer corner of "A. Thorpe, York." 12mo (15.8 cm, 6.25"). 4 vols. I: Frontis., [14], 404 pp. II: Frontis., [10], 378 pp. III: Frontis., [10], 372 pp. IV: [8], 539, [13] pp. Period-style quarter mottled calf and marbled paper?covered sides, spines with gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels and gilt-stamped compartment decorations. Vols. I and II with frontispiece rectos institutionally rubber-stamped, with bleed-through into images; ownership inscriptions as above. Pages clean. Bookseller Inventory # 27243

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Title: Les provinciales, ou lettres ecrites par ...

Publisher: Aux depens de la Compagnie 1734; Cologne: Pierre de la Vall?e, 1739, Amsterdam

Publication Date: 1734

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