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Histoire du Concile de Constance, Tiree Principalement d'Auteurs qui ont Assiste au Concile

By Jacques Lenfant

1714

Pierre Humbert : Amsterdam

10" by 7.5"

xlviii, 816pp

 

 

 

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A French work on the historic Catholic Council of Constance, written by Jacques Lenfant, illustrated throughout.

In French. This work is about the Council of Constance, a fifteenth century ecumenical council recognised by the Catholic Church, held from 1414 to 1418. The council ended the Western Schism, a long lasting split within the Catholic Church, by despoing or accepting the resignation of papal claimants and electing Pope Martin V. The council also condemned the theologian and philosopher Jan Hus as a heretic, and ordered his execution in 1415 due to his ideas of church reform. Written by Jacques Lenfant. Lenfant was a French Protestant chaplain and author of many works on church history. His works include 'Histoire du Concile de Pise', and 'Histoire de la guerre des Hussites et du Concile de Basle'. With a frontispiece, and eighteen plates. Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Joseph M. Gleason'. Gleason was a Californian Catholic priest, historian, and collector of books. Collated, complete.

CONDITION

Rebacked with the original full calf boards and spine laid on. Externally, generally smart. A little loss to the head and tail of the spine. Front joint is starting but firm. Light marks to the boards. A little fading to the spine. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd spot and mark, and a little offsetting to the pages facing plates. Stamp to the verso of the title page.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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