Amsterdam, Aux depens de la Compagnie, 1734. Item #41616
18th century tooled green morocco armorial binding with tooled edges; all edges glit. 12 mo, +214 pages. In French. Title translates as “The Golden Legend; Summary of the History of the Mendian Brothers of the Order of St. Dominique and St. Francis, Explaining Briefly and Honestly the Origin, the Progress, the Doctrine, and the Struggles of the People, As Much Against the Gallican Church Principally, as Against the Popes, and Among Themselves for Four Hundred Years.” work, directed against the order of the mendicant brothers of Saint Dominic and Saint Francis. A rare anticlerical booklet against the Franciscans and the Dominicans, initially published in 1608 in Leyden. The autho, Nicolas Vignier, was a Protestant theologian born around 1575, a minister of the Reformed Church in Blois, where he died around 1645.The title page features a copper engraved vignette of the arms and motto of the Regiment de la Calotte. Brunet, I, col. 152.- Caillet, nº 11164: “ A curious and violent pamphlet, which has become very rare [...] which in a way forms the counterpart of the Alcoran des Cordeliers.”Subjects: Monasticism and religious orders. Gorgeous 18th Century Green morocco binding with gilded details. Repair to crown of spine. Previous owner’s bookplate on front pastedown, notes on front blank endpaper. Very Good Condition. (MED-1-2).