Lot 67: Huguenots.- La Discipline des Eglises reformées de France, 1652.
15 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Huguenots.- La Discipline des Eglises reformées de France. C'est à dire l'Ordre par lequel elles sont conduittes & governées, manuscript in French, on paper, 127pp. excluding blanks, attractive 5-line initial at beginning, ink inscription on lower endpaper: "Sanctae joanna B", bookplate of Jean-Baptiste Marduel over an earlier bookplate, contemporary calf-backed boards, gilt spine, slightly worn, 4to, Lyon, 1652. ⁂ A rare and attractively produced manuscript laying out the constitution and regulations governing the Reformed Church in France. The columns are set out with the regulations forming the main text and beside each decisions taken by the Synods in relation to these regulations. It includes a list of all the Synods held by the Reformed Church held in France between 1559-1644. Printed editions of this text were not produced until the following year. We have been able to trace one other manuscript of this text from Lyon with the same date at the Bibliothèque de la Société de l'Histoire de Protestantisme Français in Paris (Ms.75). Provenance: Jean-Baptiste Marduel, Vicar of St. Nicetus, Lyon (bookplate).
Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History