L'Alcoran des Cordeliers. Tant en Latin qu'en François. That is to say, a collection of the most notable blunders and blasphemies of those who dared to compare Sainct Francis to Jesus Christ; from the great book of the Conformitez once composed by Brother Barthelemi of Pisa, Cordelier in his lifetime. New Edition decorated with figures drawn by B. Picart.
Amsterdam, aux dépens de la compagnie, 1734.
2 duodecimo volumes (16.5 x 9.5 cm), period glazed calfskin, spine with decorated raised bands, red and tan Morocco, speckled edged 18]-396; -419 pages (complete). Small snag on a headdress, slightly rubbed joints. Very good condition.
Illustrated first edition: 22 engravings in first edition by Bernard Picart (1663-1733) : 1 title engraved in frontispiece, 1 folding board (mystical tree of correspondence between the main events of the lives of St. Francis and Jesus) and 20 figures representing the miracles and extraordinary scenes of the life of St. Francis.
Satire du Liber conformitatum (Livre des conformités) by the cordelier Bartholomew of Pisa used to discover at the end of the 14th century the similarities between St. Francis and Jesus Christ - written in Latin and published in Wittemberg in 1542 by the German reformer Erasmus Alberus (1500-1553) one of Martin Luther's most active collaborators who signed one of the two prefaces, the other being the French translator Conrad Badius; Latin text with the French version in the background, the hagiographic account of St. Francis is accompanied by the most virulent criticisms directed at the corded monks treated here as “d'idolâtre vermine, monstres masquez, source d"erreur immonde, hérétiques exécrables, pernicieuse secte de diables gris, papistes et cagots”.
Brunet I,152; Cohen-De Ricci, 5; Graesse I, 64.
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- Historia, Religión, sátira
- Autor/ Ilustrador
- Erasmus Alberus
- Título del libro
- L'alcoran des cordeliers
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- Francés, Latín
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