"That Extraordinary and Unparallel'd Jesuitical Affair" [Trials]. [Witchcraft]. Cadiere, Marie-Catherine, Defendant [b.1709]. Thirty Two Pieces, Never Before Translated, Of the Proceedings Upon the Trial, of M. Cadiere, and F. Girard. Which, With the 3 Vols. Intituled, The Compleat Translations, Is a Full Account of that Extraordinary and Unparallel'd Jesuitical Affair. London: Printed for J. Millan, 1732. 164,  pp., publisher's advertisements to final 4 pp. 12mo (6-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Recent period-style speckled calf by Philip Dusel, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light toning to interior, light soiling to first half of text block, light foxing and faint dampspotting in a few places, several leaves neatly mended with minor loss to text on title page only, legibility not affected. $1,500. * Only edition. Cadiere was a devotee of the Third Order of St. Theresa in Aix, an unofficial convent-like organization led by the Jesuit priest Jean-Baptiste Girard. She was told by Girard that she was experiencing stigmata and spiritual visions, which he then used as a pretext for visiting her frequently and likely sexually abusing her. In June 1730, the abuse was discovered, and Girard was investigated for corruption while Catherine was accused of witchcraft. The sensational case drew a great amount of public attention, and was seen as a symbol of Jesuit corruption. Our title is a translation of charges and evidence given before the Parlament of Aix in 1731, intended to supplement other English-language accounts of the trial issued in three volumes in 1732. OCLC locates 9 copies, 2 in law libraries (Harvard, Social Law). English Short-Title Catalogue T174927.
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