Title: Instructions familieres en forme de catechisme sur les preuves de la religion, 1778
Publisher: Besancon, Jean-Felix Charmet
An extraordinarily scarce first and only edition of Familiar Instructions in the form of a catechism on the proofs of religion, published by Charmet. Brother to the dealer of banned books Charles-Antoine Charmet, Jean-Felix eclipsed his elder brother’s reputation, becoming the printer to the Archbishop of Besacon and having well over 7000 pirated books stamped by inspectors on his premises, the vast majority being of a religious nature.
This copy is neatly bound with paper wraps, with the title inscribed on the spine.
Worldcat records only a single existing copy held in libraries.
One volume in 12mo, 254 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with some wear to the wraps, with peeling at the head and foot of the spine, as well as a small portion of paper missing from the back. There is light foxing and dampstaining throughout.