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    The Possession and Exorcism of
    Denyse de La Caille

    [Lepot, De Pot]. [Histoire Veritable Arivée De Notre Tems en la ville de Beauvais, touchant les conjurations et exorcismes faicts a Denise de la Caille, possedee du diable. Avec les actes et proces-verbaux faits sur les lieux par le commandement de M. l'eveque du dit Beauvais]. Paris: Pierre Billaine, 1623. First edition. Octavo. ¶4 [¶1, title page in manuscript of the eighteenth century], A-P8, Q6. [6 of 8], 252 pages. Title page with black and red triangle device in manuscript facsimile. Eighteenth century mottled French calf, spine banded, gilt, title on red morocco label, paper label in top compartment; edges specked, marbled endpapers, old dealer's description on front endpaper from Ludwig Rosenthal with light browning on adjacent title page, notes on rear blank fly leaf, and second descriptive note on rear endpaper; corners lightly bumped, light dampstains, minor foxing, else a very good copy of a rare text. Coumont H64.1. Yves-Plessis 649. Caillet 6559. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Laurent Le Pot [Lepot, De Pot]. [Histoire Veritable Arivée De Notre Tems en la ville de Beauvais, touchant les conjurations et exorcismes faicts a Denise de la Caille, possedee du diable. Avec les actes et proces-verbaux faits sur les lieux par le commandement de M. l'eveque du dit Beauvais]. Paris: Pierre Billaine, 1623.             

    First edition. Octavo. ¶4 [¶1, title page in manuscript of the eighteenth century], A-P8, Q6. [6 of 8], 252 pages. Title page with black and red triangle device in manuscript facsimile. Eighteenth century mottled French calf, spine banded, gilt, title on red morocco label, paper label in top compartment; edges specked, marbled endpapers, old dealer's description on front endpaper from Ludwig Rosenthal with light browning on adjacent title page, notes on rear blank fly leaf, and second descriptive note on rear endpaper; light dampstains, minor foxing, else a very good copy of a rare text.                         

    Laurent Le Pot [Lepot] "pere Religieux, Prestre dudit Convent, natif dudit Beauvais, homme de bonne vie, & de bonne reputatio, lequel benignement & charitablement auroit entrepris de metre peine..." conducted the exorcism of Denyse de La Caille, de la Landelle with the assistance of Germain Carre, Licentier es loix, Archdiacre and Chanine de Beauvais; Leonor le Boucher, Licentier es driits, Chantre and Official de Beauvais; and Claude Dadu, Licentier es loix, Chanoine de ladite Eglise de Beauvais, Vicaires reneraux de Monseigneur l'Euesque and Comte de Beauvais... beginning in August 1612 and ending in December.

    The demon Briffault had entered Denyse's body and was forced to leave it by the exorcists having to sign, with his claws, the sentence of the exorcists. This volume gives a day by day account of the exorcism.

    [See: Collin De Plancy, Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863 page 396, who reprints the sentence which was signed by Beelzebut, Satan, Motelu, and Briffault which appears at the end of our text.]

    Coumont H64.1. Yves-Plessis 649. Caillet 6559.


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    April, 2015
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