Title: De Rebus Eucharistiae Controversis, Repetitiones seu libri decem, quorum indicem sequens pagina dabit, 1576
Author: Claude de Sainctes
Publisher: Parisiis, L'Huillier
A scarce late 16th century first edition of de Sainctes’ On the Controversial Matters of the Eucharist, by the French theologian Claude de Sainctes.
A supporter of the Catholic League and a devoted Catholic himself, Sainctes was nominated Bishop of Evreux thanks to his repeated attacks on John Calvin and Theodore Beza, though he was later condemned to death for counts of treason, for having approved the murder of Henry III.
This volume has been bound in a medieval manuscript fragment over layers of cardboard, with a half pigskin reinforcement.
Worldcat records 11 existing copies of this edition in libraries.
One manuscript bound volume in folio, (16)+396+12 leaves
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding, with some peeling to the bottom right corner of the front board. The manuscript to the front board is stained, obscuring some of the text to the top. The pigskin reinforcement is lifting from the rear board at the center. There is very little foxing throughout, with light staining to several pages.