- Title-p. and blank corner of preface p. w. library stamp; old. bibliogr. annot. on verso first free endpaper; partly very vaguely waterstained in upper margin. Traces of ticket on spine.
= Willaert 2043. The 3rd ed. First published in 1635, the work had no less than four editions in five years. It is a violent attack on French ambitions in general, and on Richelieu's indifference to international Catholic interests in particular, especially his siding with the Protestant countries from the North against Spain. It constitutes one of the major reasons for government hostility towards the Jansenists. The author is Cornelis Jansen, the Flemish bishop around whose theological writings and doctrines the movement of Jansenism developed in the seventeenth century. The movement was confined principally to France, where it had an important and many-sided influence on social and political life in the seventeenth and eighteenth century.
AND a copy of the 4th ed. of 1639 (contemp. overlapping (soiled/ stained) vellum, large 12mo).