Interfaith Marriage in Bourbon France [Richard, Charles Louis (1711-1794)]. Recueil de Pieces Interessantes sur les Deux Questions Celebres; Savoir si un Juif Converti au Christianisme Peut Epouser une Fille Chretienne, Lorsque son Epouse Juive Refuse de Suivre, & Si un Juif Endurci Devenu Baron, Peut Nommer aux Canonicats d'une Collegiale de sa Baronie. Deux-Ponts: De L'Imprimerie Ducale, 1779. 192 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Later marbled boards, lettering piece to head of spine, gilt-stamped date and place of publication to foot, endpapers renewed. A few shallow scuffs to boards, some rubbing to spine ends and corners. Light toning to text, light foxing in a few places, recent notes in pencil to verso of front free endpaper. An appealing copy of a scarce title. $1,500. * Only edition. Richard was a Catholic theologian and a member of the Dominican Order. A conservative, somewhat anti-Semitic work, Recueil de Pieces Interessantes discusses issues concerning marriages between Christians and Christian converts from Judaism. OCLC locates 15 copies worldwide, 3 in North America (Harvard, Hebrew Union College, New York Public Library), none in law libraries. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 21:554.
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