1761 · Avignon
[bound with] [Anonymous]. Les Jesuites convaincus par leurs propres ouvrages d'être toujous les mêmes. Rome, 1761. 8vo. 32 pp. [also bound in] [Routh, Bernard], supposed author. Mémoire pour les jésuites de Franche-Comté. Besançon, 1762. 8vo.  f., 109, [1 (blank)] pp. [also bound in] [Cabut, Pierre]. Mes doutes sur la mort des jesuites. [France, ca. 1762]. 8vo.  f., 37, [1 (blank)] pp. [also bound in] [Anonymous]. **** Lettre sur le procés-verbal de vérification des textes des assertions cités dans l'instruction pastorale de M. l'archevéque de Paris, du 28 Octobre 1763.... [Place not determined], 1764. "Seconde édition." 8vo. 143, [1 (blank)] pp. [also bound in] [Anonymous]. **** Tout n'est pas fait dans l'affaire des Jésuites, ou lettre d'un de leurs creanciers a M *** avocat au parlement. Lyon, 1765. 8vo. 52 pp.
The short pieces in this mélange relate to the Society of Jesus in France just prior to and during their expulsion from that country in 1764. All were issued anonymously, many are scarce, and all now command the interest of various types of scholars and collectors. The first item is sometimes attributed to Charles de Neuville; the second, according to Carayon, is a "réimpression de la Tres humble remonstrance des PP. Jésuites à la France" that according to WorldCat and NUC is held by only one U.S. library, the University of Minnesota; the third is held by only two U.S. libraries; the fourth is held only in another edition of 45 pages; finally, the sixth item is reportedly held by only one U.S. library.
Provenance: Elegant contemporary bookplate of Mademoiselle de Valanglart. Contemporary mottled calf, round spine without raised bands, gilt spine extra, marbled endpapers, all edges red; some leather abraded from covers and a very little from the spine's base, lacking spine label once reading "MELANGE" (and this now blind-embossed in that compartment). Light age-toning; bookplate as above. (Inventory #: 36671)