Jean-Wendel Wurtz - Superstitions et prestiges des Philosophes, ou les Démonolâtres du siecle des lumieres - 1817
WURTZ, Jean-Wendel. Superstitions et prestiges des Philosophes, ou les Démonolâtres du siecle des lumieres. Par
l´Auteur des Précurseurs de l´Ante-Christ. A Lyon: Chez Rusand, 1817
Superstitions and prestige of the Philosophers, or the Demonolaters of the Age of Enlightenment. By the Author of the Precursors of the Anti-Christ.
18 x 11 cm. VIII, 230 p. Title page with handwritten annotation (crossed out). Original paperback covers. Paper with beards and with all the margins. Copy in good condition and in its original presentation.
Born in Walschbronn on the Moselle, Father Wurtz (1765-1826) was Vicar of Saint-Nizier in Lyon. He was a fierce anti-revolutionary and composed several anti-Masonic pamphlets along the lines of those also published by Father Barruel. In 1817, he was suspended "a divinis" by the vicars of Lyon, for having explained in "The Precursors of the Anti-Christ" that Napoleon was the "Apollyon" (the Exterminating Angel)
Very rare and curious treatise against the "demonolaters" (Satan worshippers) and against Magic, Magnetism and other diabolical manifestations of which he blames the "Philosophers"