Relation de l'Inquisition de Goa
Paris: Daniel Horthemels, 1688. Hardcover. Very good. Item #17474
12mo. (14),251,(13)pp. First French edition, preceded by an edition in Leyden the previous year and followed in Paris by an expanded edition the same year. Engraved vignette on the title page, and a woodcut of an examination in progress on page 1; six engraved plates, of which three are folding. Early full polished calf; spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt and blind tooled, leather lettering piece, gilt. Neat repair to the upper hinge else a very good copy. The author was a French physician imprisoned in Goa by the Inquisition. He was sentenced to a galley ship, later returning to France where he published the account of his ordeal. A scarce glimpse into the workings of the Inquisition, and of Goan history and culture. In French. This title placed on the Index of Prohibited Books in 1690. Cox, 1699 (note). Caillet 2954.