6061. Suppression of the Jesuits 1773

SUPPRESSION OF THE JESUITS. CLEMENT XIV. Bulle du pape Clement XIV. Touchant la suppression de la Société de Jesus, en Latin & en François. No place or printer 1773.

8:o (about 215x145 mm.). (1)-77, (3, last 2 blank) pp.
Stitched as issued in plain wrappers, slightly trimmed in upper margin, otherwise untrimmed. Wrappers, title and first two leaves slightly waterstained in lower margin. Upper margin pp. 55-72 with blue imkstain. In a new stiff paperbox.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1670.
First Latin/French edition of the papal brief "Dominus ac redemptor" of July 21 1773, originally published in Rome, which decreed the suppression of the Society of Jesus. The Society continued to exist in Russia and Prussia (in Prussia to 1780). The Society was restored by pope Pius VII in 1814.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).