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SPINOZA.- (STOUPE, OR STUPPA, G.B.).- SPINOZA.- 1673.- - La religion des Hollandois, representée en plusieurs Lettres écrites par un Officier de l'Armée du Roy, à un Pasteur & Professeur en Théologie de Berne.

Paris, Chez François Clousier l'ainé, dans la cCour du Palais... Pierre Auboüin, à la Fleur du Lis..., 1673. Small 8vo. Nice 19th c. half green clf., over green marbled brds. Spine in compartmenst, w. red titleshield, giltlettered. Quires alternate in 8s and 4s. [a4, A8, B4, C8, D4, E8 (E8 signed F), F4, G8, H4 etc. ...P8, Q4, R6]. Half sheet imposition. (Quire R missigned R, R2, R4, R3, (R5), (R6). (VIII, 204 pp.). (Very small rest. at O1recto [p. 162], top left blank margin). The original French edition. Barbier IV, 241 f: Van der Linde, 63: Hertzberger Cat. 150 (Wolf coll.), 334 'The Original edition (v.d. Linde only mentions the edition Cologne, 1673). Author of this curious little work is Jean Baptiste Stouppe, Lieutenant of a Swiss regiment in French service during the war with the Netherlands. It was he who handed the invitation of Condé to Spinoza in 1673... Pp. 91 - 95, 152 seq. of this work deal with Spinoza about whom is said: "Cést un homme qui est né Juif, qui s'appelle Spinola [sic!] qui n'a point abjuré la Religion des Juifs, ny embrassé la Religion Chrêtienne; aussi il est tres-méchant Juif, et n'est pas meilleur Chrêstien.": : Comp. Willems, 1878: on the Cologne reprint.: Exhibition Catalogue Herzog August Bibliothek [1977], comp. item 60: '...Stoppa, ... a Swiss Calvinist who had lived in England under Cromwell, moved to France upon the death of the Lord Protector; there he won the graces of Louis XIV. He took part in the French war of conquest in the Netherlands and wrote during this war the propagandistic, anti-Dutch book 'La Religion des Hollandois', in which he attacked the diversity of philosophical and religious parties in Holland, particularly, however, Spinozism.': Freudentahl, pp. 47 - 56: 'Ein Prediger namens Hommel griff Stouppe aufs heftigste deshalb an, dass er, ein Calvinist, gegen ein calvinistisches Land die Waffen trage.': Inst. Neerlandais, Cat. Spinoza (1977), item 182: Meinsma, Life of Spinoza, pp. 433 - 466, discussing the work extensively.:
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