La vérité defendue pour la religion catholique. En la cause des Iesuites, contre le Plaidoyé d’Antoine Arnaud, par François des Montaignes.

Toulouse, Veuve de Jacques Colomiez, 1595.

8vo, pp. 287, [17]; woodcut device to title; a few light spots and marks, small tear to title fore-edge, light creasing to corners of first few leaves, short tear to foot of E7; but a very good copy in late nineteenth-century vellum, blue spine label lettered in gilt (slightly chipped), yapp edges; boards a little bowed, a few marks; notes in 17th-century hand to foot of p. 258-9, ownership inscription of D. Rosset to title, bookplates of Jean-François Sacase (1808-84) and M. Riviere to front pastedown.

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First edition of Richeome’s vindication of the Jesuits against the charges made by Antoine Arnaud in his famous defence of the University of Paris in 1594. Richeome (1544-1625), known as the ‘French Cicero’, was one of the leading French Catholic controversialists of his age and played a crucial role in overcoming prohibitions against the Jesuit order in France. In La vérité defendue he constructs a history of the Society of Jesus from its foundation, highlighting its achievements in education and the work of Jesuit missions in Japan, the Far East, America, and Brazil. The work was translated into Latin the following year.

Adams D329; Sommervogel VI, 1816. Rare: OCLC records only three copies (Cambridge University Library, Folger Shakespeare Library, College of the Holy Cross).

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