Leiden: Chez les héritiers de J. Nicolas (1649). 175pp.
Rare edition of this caustic pamphlet by Pierre Jarrige (1604-1670), a Jesuit who abandoned the Catholic religion, eventually taking refuge in Holland after he was sentenced to death by the Church in 1648. This book, originally published in 1648, is a detailed indictment of the Jesuits for a range of crimes that they were alleged to have committed in Guinea. Jarrige accuses his former peers of a range of crimes, including homosexuality, sodomy, pedophilia with students, (as well as infanticide and assorted other crimes) often citing specific evidence of these activities.
Full contemporary mottled calf binding, raised spine with gilt patterns, title in red, lightly rubbed at edges, penciled notations on endpaper.