The Ecstasy of Pain

Histoire des flagellans, ou l'on fait voir le bon & le mauvais usage des Flagellations parmi les Chrétiens, par des Preuves tirées de l'Ecriture Sainte, des Pères de l'Eglise, des Papes, des Conciles, des Auteurs profanes. Traduite du Latin de Mr. l'Abbé Boileau, docteur de Sorbonne.

Amsterdam: Chez François vander Plaats, 1701.

Price: $650.00

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First edition in French. [xvi], 319, [320-330, Table] pp. Title in red and black. Error in pagination, omitting page numbers 50-59. 1 vols. 12mo. The Ecstasy of Pain. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt spine. Joints starting but sound, otherwise very good.

Item #36963

A historical resumé of and an attack on the practice of self-flagellation, written by Abbé Jacques Boileau (1635-1716), translated from his own Historia Flagellantium which appeared in the preceding year. An abridged version appeared in Cologne the same year as this Amsterdam (possibly fictitious imprint). Boileau was the brother of the poet, Nicolas Boileau.