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CONFESSIONALE [PRO] INSTRUCTIO[N]E CO[N]FESSO[RUM] reuere[n]di patris fratris Hieronymi Sauonarole de Ferraria ordinis Predicatorum.

By Savonarola, Girolamo (1452-1498); Ferrariis, Elias de.

Lazzaro de' Soardi, Venice: ., 1507. pp. 93 (of 94) leaves. Number 84 repeated in foliation. Lacks title page. Last three pages are defective with some loss, but the woodcut printer's device at the colophon remains. 16 mo. (in 4's). 150 mm. Latin black letter text. Very early worn limp vellum binding, with leather double bands sewn in. Ink ownership of F.F. Washburn, Florence, March, 1869. From Wiki: Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498) was an Italian Dominican friar and preacher active in Renaissance Florence. He was known for his prophecies of civic glory, the destruction of secular art and culture, and his calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule and the exploitation of the poor. He prophesied the coming of a biblical flood and a new Cyrus from the north who would reform the Church. In September 1494, when Charles VIII of France invaded Italy, and threatened Florence, such prophecies seemed on the verge of fulfilment. While Savonarola intervened with the French king, the Florentines expelled the ruling Medici and, at the friar's urging, established a "popular" republic. Declaring that Florence would be the New Jerusalem, the world centre of Christianity and 'richer, more powerful, more glorious than ever.' He instituted an extreme puritanical campaign, enlisting the active help of Florentine youth. In 1495 when Florence refused to join Pope Alexander VI's Holy League against the French, the Vatican summoned Savonarola to Rome. He disobeyed and further defied the pope by preaching under a ban, highlighting his campaign for reform with processions, bonfires of the vanities, and pious theatricals. In retaliation, the Pope excommunicated him in May 1497. A trial by fire proposed by a rival Florentine preacher in April 1498 to test Savonarola's divine mandate turned into a fiasco, and popular opinion turned against him. Savonarola and two of his supporting friars were imprisoned. On 23 May 1498, Church and civil authorities condemned, hanged, and burned the three friars in the main square of Florence. Some consider Savonarola a pre-curser of the Protestant Reformation. CHEST 2/1. Hardcover. Good.

$450.00

ANALOGIA VETERIS AC NOVI TESTAMENTI, In Qua Primum Status Veteris, deinde consensus, proportio, & conspiratio illius cum Nouo explicatur.

By Becano, Martino [Martin Becan].

Moguntiae. Ex Officina Ioannis Albini (Johann Albin, Mainz, Germany): ., 1620. pp. [24], 574, [26]. Foxed. Latin text with decorative capital initials. Title printed in red and black. Small 8vo. 190 mm. Original full vellum binding with yapp fore edges. The binding is detached from the text block revealing the original bands and binder's super made from early Flemish or Dutch black letter printers' waste. Early manuscript ownership: "Ex Libris And. Steen. No. 59 / N. 43." The author, Martin Becan was also known as Van der Breck Verbreck [1563-1624]. Born at Hilvarenbeck, Brabant, Holland, he entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1583, and taught theology for twenty-two years at Wuerzburg, Mainz, and Vienna, where he was confessor to Emperor Ferdinand II from 1620 until the time of his death. He possessed a style clear and dignified, and noticeably free from the bitterness which marked the polemical literature of the day. His writings were directed principally against Calvin, Luther, and the Anabaptists. Best known as a Controversialist and anti-Protestant author, here he turns to Bible criticism, interpretation, etc. Especially the relationship of the Old Testament beliefs and practices of the Jews to those of the New Testament. CHEST 2/3. Hardcover. Good.

$300.00

BIBLIA QUID IN HAC EDITIONE PRAESTITUM SIT, VIDE IN EA QUAM OPERI PRAEPOSUIMUS, AD LECTOREM EPISTOLA.

By Bible - Latin - 1545.

Ex Officina Roberti Stephani (Estienne) Lutetiae, (Paris): ., 1545. Three volumes of five. Old Testament only. ff. [12], 156, 172, 116. The missing New Testament would have had: ff. 180, 128, [40]. Old Testament here collates as: *8, a8-t8, v4, aa8-xx8, yy4, aaa8-ooo8, ppp4. Each page lightly ruled in red. The title Biblia enclosed within a woodcut ornamental frame. Below is Stephanus famous printer's device of an olive-tree, with St. Paul pointing upwards. Text is Latin in small Roman type. Small 8vo. 195 mm. Old (original) full leather binding, quite worn. Early manuscript ownerships (partially in Greek) on the title page. Among them is one that seems to read Claude-Etienne, but frankly I leave it to better scholars than I to decipher these inscriptions. This is Robert Estienne's second octavo edition of the Latin Bible, after the first of 1534). The texts are printed in parallel columns - the Vulgate inside and the Zurich outside. This is the first time the two appeared together. It is also the first time Estienne printed the Zurich version, the text being taken from the first printing ever of that version - Froschauer 1543. According to Darlow and Moule, Estienne added much to the work: 'The margins contain notes which profess to be drawn from memoranda made by friends of the editor during the lectures of F. Vatablus. but they appear to be coloured - to some extent at least - by the religious opinions of R. Stephanus himself. Some of these notes had already appeared, together with a selection of variant readings, in a quarto edition of the Pentateuch printed by R. Stephanus in 1541.' Hardbound. Good. Schreiber #83; Adams B-1036; D&M 6127; Brunet I, 875; Renouard 62/2. Very scarce in any condition. CHEST 2/1. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.

$1250.00

DIURNAL, OU OFFICE COMPLET. Latin et Francois, A l'usage du Diocese de Bayeux, Conforme aux Missel & Breviaire. Imprime par ordre de Monseigneur l'Illustrissme & Reverendissime Joseph-Dominique de Cheylus, Eveque de Bayeux, & Premier Aumonier de Mde. la Contesse D'Artrois. Nouvelle Edition, corrigee, & considerablement augmentee.

By Catholic Church - Diocese of Bayeux (France). [Heurs de Lisieux]. Book of Hours; Missal; Breviary.

Chez G. Le Roy, Caen: ., 1787. pp. (18), 813, (9) + Engraved frontis. Double column. Text in French & Latin. 170 mm. 16mo. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original full leather binding. Front joint cracked. Rubbed and worn, but still attractive. CHEST 2/1. Hardcover. Very Good.

$200.00

JUSTINI HISTORIA EX TROGO POMPEIO quattuor & trigi[n]ta epithomatis collecta. Lucii Flori Epithomata quattuor q[uae]cultissima in decem Titi Liuii decadas; Sexti Ruffi co[n]sularis viri ad Valentianu[m] Augustum de Historia Romana opus dignissimum. [Historiae Philippicae].

By Justinus, Marcus Junianus; Trogus, Pompeius; Florus, Lucius Annaeus; Rufus, Sextus.

Quae venalia repperies Johanem Petit In vico diui Iacobi sub Leone Argenteo, [Paris]: or 1508., 1507. Apparently lacks the general title page with Jean Petit's device, and probably the following 17 preliminary leaves. ff. CXL [i.e. 141] leaves. Woodcut initials. Some repeats in foliation. Small 4to. 190 mm. Latin text. Some old marginal dampstain. A few marginal manuscript notes. Attractive in a later full vellum binding. Armorial bookplate of Wm. G. Mack, LLB. A decent post-Incunabula edition of classic texts of Roman history. Edited by Marco Antonio Sabellico. SAFE ADD 1.

$500.00

SCRIPTU DOMINI JOHANNIS PATRIARCHE ANTIOCHENI. De cooparatione maximi pontifici ad sacersanctorum conciliorum.

By John IV Patriarch of Antioch.

Johanne Granion (Granjon), Paris, January ie: [1510-1520]., 1510. 11 Leaves (of 12?). May lack a colophon, though the one other known example also has 11 leaves. Small 4to. 190 mm. Woodcut Title Vignette / Printer's Device. Gothic letter text. Highly decorative primary initial (a reverse S with Mary and saints). Cypher bookplate of Henry E. Olwell. Later (1860's) full leather binding tooled in blind. Brit. Mus. French p. 245. Not in Adams. Though attributed here to John of Antioch, Orthodox patriarch at the time of Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118), it is unlikely a work from his pen. The text seems to deal more with the Council of Basle Convoked by Pope Martin V in 1431, and closed finally at Lausanne in 1449. The position of the pope as the common Father of the Christian world had been seriously compromised by the transfer of the papal court to Avignon. The Council was momentous. This little work comes at an early stage during the dispute waged between Pope Eugene IV (1431-1437) and the council, and was issued when a shaky peace was established between the parties (1434). The reconciliation was more apparent than real and the disputes grew more vehement. The history of this era is significant to any understanding of the state of the Western world before the Reformation. VERY RARE. SAFE ADD 1. Hardcover. Good.

$850.00

P. OVIDII NASONIS AMATORIA. Additis Guidonis Morilloni in Heroidas, & A. Sabini Epistolas, ac in Ibin argumentis.

By Ovid. Metamorphoses.

Heinrich Petri, Basel: ., 1548. 485, [1]. 16 mo. 150 mm. Some soiling and rubbing to a few leaves, but otherwise good. Title within ornamental borders (Putti embracing columns); Woodcut initials. Latin text. Contents of this volume of Ovid include: Amatoria; Heroidum epistolae; Auli Sabini epistole; Elegiarum; De arte amandi; De remedio amoris; In Ibin; Ad Liuiam, de morte Drusi; De nuce; De medicamine faciei; Fragmenta ex Epigrammatis; Carmen ad Pisonem. Colophon: 'Basileae, per Henrichvm Petri, Anno Salutis M.D.XLVIII. Mense Martio.' **Binding: This original vellum binding is nicely tooled in blind with acorns, fleurettes, and the date 1548 within a historiated frame. Though worn smooth in places the designs can still be seen. Raided bands on double cords. A neat little book. Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC - AD 17/18), was a great Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature. The elegiac couplets Ars Amatoria ('The Art of Love') printed here are immortal. His poetry was much imitated during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and greatly influenced Western art and literature. This edition was apparently edited by Henricus Glareanus (1488-1563). SCARCE. SAFE ADD 1.

$600.00

SYRUS INTERPRES CUM FONTE NOVI TESTAMENTI GRAECO COLLATUS

By Reusch, Johann Wilhelm (1701-1759).

Apud Bernh. Christ. Breitkopf, Lipsiae (Leipzig): ., 1741. ff. 8, 384 p. 16mo. 170 mm. Text mainly in Greek and Latin, with small bits of Hebrew and Syriac. Plain paper boards binding. Edges decorated red. XLib. [Philadelphia Divinity School]. Hardbound. Very Good. Autograph ownership (1825) of Rev. Joseph Jaquett (1794-1869). Before becoming a Protestant Episcopal minister, he was engaged in the drug business and expected to become a doctor. He was a rector and minister at various churches in the Philadelphia area. His greatest fame comes from his work with Isaac Leeser on the first American edition of the Hebrew Bible. VERY SCARCE. Only a handful of examples are held in libraries worldwide. NW1 / SMALL Box 4. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

$150.00

ROBERTI BOYLE, NOBILISSIMI ANGLI, ET SOCIETATIS REGIAE DIGNISSIMI SOCII, OPERA OMNIA, Nunc primm in unum Corpus redacta, ac tres in Tomos distributa: Accurat recognita, & mendis repurgata: Quorum Catalogum versa pagina exhibet: Cum Indicibus necessariis, multisque Figuris Aeneis. [Vols. I & III].

By Boyle, Robert (1627-1691).

Sumptibus Jo: Jacobi Hertz, Venetiis (Venice): ., 1697. Two volumes (of three). pp. 1036; 512, 333 + 12 engraved plates of scientific apparatus, some folding + Plus an portrait of Boyle engraved by Sister Isabella Piccini (1644-1734). Title page printed in red and black, with an engraved vignette of a ship at sea. Thick 4to. 240 mm. Some foxing and damp stain, but not too obtrusive. Early plain full vellum bindings. Hardbound. Good. Latin text. Early manuscript ownership of Ignatius Larussa. Robert William Boyle (1627-1691) was an Anglo-Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist and inventor. He is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and one of the pioneers of the modern experimental scientific method. He is best known for Boyle's law, which describes the inversely proportional relationship between the absolute pressure and volume of a gas, if the temperature is kept constant within a closed system. These are Vols. I & III (of 3) of the First Edition Boyle's Works in Latin]. Ref: Fulton 242. SCARCE. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! W112. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

$500.00

DE SPONSALIBUS ET MATRIMONIO Praelectiones Canonicae.

By Becker, Jules Alphonse Marie de, 1857-1936.

Socit Belge de Librarie, Bruxellis (Brussels): ., 1896. pp. 548. Large 8vo. 250 mm. Attractive leather backed marbled boards binding. Hardbound. Very Good. A significant Latin text on the Canon Law of marriage and betrothal. Scarce. W112. Hardcover.

$145.00

MARE LIBERUM, Sive de Jure Quod Batavis Competit as Indicana Dissertatio. Elzevier, Lugduni Batauorvm. 1609.

By Grotius, Hugo.

[Facsimile by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Washington, DC: ]., 1951. Six six (+1) leaf signatures reproducing the first edition of the text proper + Fourteen two leaf signatures of a photo reproduction of the original manuscript. Uncut, unopened, and unbound in a plain paper portfolio. Scarce. Very good. Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), was a Dutch jurist, who, in his works on the philosophy of war; politics, and international law, laid the foundations for an international society governed by laws and mutual agreements to enforce those laws. He wrote most of his major works in exile in France. The Free Sea (Mare Liberum, published by Elzevier at Leiden in 1609) was written when the Dutch were at war with Spain and Portugal. A loaded Portuguese merchant ship Santa Catarina, was captured off present-day Singapore in 1603. The victorious captain was employed with the United Amsterdam Company (part of the Dutch East India Company), and though he did not have authorization from the company or the government to initiate the use of force, many shareholders were eager to accept the riches that he brought back to them. Grotius formulated the new principle that the sea was international territory and all nations were free to use it for seafaring trade. Grotius, by claiming 'Freedom of the Seas, provided suitable ideological justification for the Dutch breaking up of various trade monopolies through its formidable naval power (and then establishing its own monopoly). That the power of his reasoning still had force three hundred and fifty years later is shown by the printing of this unusual facsimile. SCARCE. OVERSIZE 2.

$100.00

THOMAE GOODWINI MOSES & AARON, SEU CIVILES & ECCLEIASTICI RITUS Antiquorum Hebraeorum, Tam quos illi nulli genti debent, quam quos iidem ab Ethnicis, & hi ab Hebraeis per . asciverunt, Ex Idiomate Anglico Latine redditi Adjectae sunt perpetuae Notae, emendata Sphalmata, punctataeque ad faciliorem lectionem Hebrae ac Rabbinicae Voces a Joh. Henrico Reitzio. Qui huic Editioni sexte iterum novas addidit Animadversiones. Cui accesserunt Hermanni Witsii Dissertationes II, de Theoctatia Israelitica, & de Rechabitis. Adhibito triplici Indice.

By Goodwin, Thomas; Reitz, Johan Henrich (1655-1720); Witsius, Herman (1636-1708).

Apud Phil. Godofredum Saurmann, Bremae: ., 1722. pp. 76, 630, [56] + Engraved frontis. Title page printed in red and black. 16 mo. 170 mm. Early vellum backed paste paper boards binding. Latin text with some Hebrew. Early autograph ownership of Jno. Bliss Hibbins. Hardbound. Very Good. The title translates roughly as: Moses and Aaron, civil and ecclesiastical rites, used by the ancient Hebrews observed, and at large opened, for the clearing of many obscure texts thoughout the whole scripture, which texts are now added to the end of the book : wherein likewise is shewed what customs the Hebrews borrowed from heathen people, and that many heathenish customs, originally, have been unwarrantable imitations of the Hebrews. Thomas Godwyn (ca. 1587-1642) was an English scholar who became the first fellow of the newly founded Pembroke College, Oxford (1624), became chaplain to the Bishop of Bath and Wells, and rector of Brightwell, Berkshire (1626-1643). The translator into Latin, Johan Heinrich Reitz (1655-1720) was born near Bacharach on the Rhine. In Bremen, he came into contact with the ideas of the Pietist Movement in the German Church. In 1681, he received his first appointment as Pfarrer or pastor in the Reformed Church of the Palatinate in Freinsheim. At this time he came under the personal influence of the Pietist Philip Jakob Spener. It was in Freinsheim that he produced this which established his name in the academic world. W154. Hardcover. Very Good.

$150.00

S. AUGUSTINUS, VERI FALSIQUE IN CAPITALIORIBUS, Quae Nob. Cum Pontificiis Doctoribus Intercedunt, Controversiis, Fidelis Index Exhibitus ab Elia Veielio SS. Th. D. Prof. & Gymn. Directore: Atq[ue] Disputatione publica repraesentatus a M. Johanne Philippo Cellario, Ulm. Ad d. Iulii.

By Veilelio, Elia (Elias Veiel).

Matthaei Wagner, Ulmae (Ulm): ., 1678. pp. [4], 150. 24 mo. 135 mm. Worn and age stained. Last leaves with very slight loss. Disbound. Elias Veiel (1635-1706) was a Lutheran theologian in Ulm, Germany. Educated at the University of Strasbourg, where he earned a master's degree, he then studied Protestant theology at the universities of Heidelberg, Leipzig; Wittenberg and Jena. In 1662, he became chaplain at the Ulm Mnster and a Professor of theology at the local high school, and later was promoted to be director of the school and the town librarian. Veiel published a number of Exegetical, historical theological and dogmatic writings mostly in Latin, but also sermon volumes and a representation of the Protestant faith, skimmed from Martin Luther's writings. Although he was a friend for over three decades with Philipp Jakob Spener - he was critical of Pietism and Anabaptism. This rare little book was apparently issued after a dispution with Veielio and Johann Philipp Cellar (Keller) (1709-1766). SCARCE. NW1 / SMALL Box 4. No Binding. Fair.

$150.00

P. OVIDII NASONIS METAMORPHOSEON LIBRI X, OR, TEN SELECT BOOKS OF OVID'S METAMORPHOSES; With an English Translation, Compiled from the Two Former Translations by Davidson and Clarke; A Prosody Table and References (after the manner of Mr. Stirling) Pointing out, at one view, the scanning of each verse, and Davidson's English notes.

By Ovid (43 B.C.-17 A.D.); Davidson, James (1732-1809); Clarke, John (1687-1734).

Printed by William Spotswood, Philadelphia: ., 1790. pp. iv, [40], 328. 8vo. 200 mm. Scattered age stain. Autograph ownerships of: Henry cotton; Hugo Cotton. Original full plain leather binding; front board detached. Hardbound. Good. The short introduction calls this present edition of Ovid's Metamorphoses "the first that has ever been attempted in America." Metamorphoses in English & Latin, with extensive notes. Evans 22753. PAIMP 6. Hardcover. Good.

$150.00

C. SALLUSTII CRISPI OPERA OMNIA QUAE EXTANT, Interpretatione et notis illustravit Daniel Crispinus in usum Serenissimi Delphini. In hac 2. editione Americana pleraque Londiniense [sic] errata, diligentissime animadversa, corriguntur.

By Sallust (86-34 B.C.); Crespin, Daniel (1640-1716).

Published by Philip H. Nicklin; A. Small, Printer, Philadelphia: ., 1814. pp. [2], 260. 8vo. 200 mm. First two leaves worn. Text browned, but not brittle. XLib with a stamp on the title page. Original full leather; worn, with both boards detached. Hardbound. Fair. EARLY MANUSCRIPT COMMENTS on rear flyleaf: 'Vox populi Vox Dei, The voice of the people is the voice of God. (A false saying).' Also: 'Mondacium ab ovo a Mala. A lie from beginning to end.' AI /S&S 32707. Though a poor copy this early Americanm schoolbook is rendered interesting by its little bit of American Latin manuscript. PA IMP 6. Hardcover.

$50.00

FASTI GYMNASII PATAVINI JACOBI FACCIOLATI OPERA COLLECTI. Ab anno MDXVII quo restitutae scholae sunt ad MDCCLVI.

By Facciolati, Jacobo (1682-1769).

Typis Seminarii, apud Joannem Manfr, Patavii (Padua, Italy): ., 1757. Part two of three parts. pp. (5), 484. Engraved title vignette; initials; head- and tail-pieces. 4to. 240 mm. Tp. with old foxing and soiling, but still attractive. Early stiff paper boards binding, without spine covering. A famous and important history of the University of Padua which was founded in 1222 as a school of law and was one of the most prominent universities in early modern Europe. It is among the earliest universities of the world and the second oldest in Italy. SCARCE. NW1 /Editio Small Box 1. Hardcover.

$150.00

HISTORIA TRANSUBSTANTIATIONIS PAPALIS. Cui Prmittitur, atque opponitur, Tm S. Scriptur, tm Veterum Patrum, & Reformatarum Ecclesiarum Doctrina Catholica, de Sacris Symbolis, & Prsenti Christi in Sacramento Eucharisti. Hanc autem Disquisitionem Historicam ante Annos XIX Scribebat, & demm instanti multorum rogatu excudi permisit paulo ante Obitum Joh. Episcopus Dunelmensis.

By Cosin, John.

Typis T. Roycroft. Apud Hen. Brome. London: ., 1675. pp. (16), 165, [10] + Frontispiece portrait of Cosin, engraved by William Dolle; + Plus some early manuscript notes about this work and its author. Small 8vo. 180 mm. All edges gilt. Contemporary and entirely original full red leather gilt binding. Elaborately tooled variant cottage roof English Restoration binding. Front board detached. Spine with a piece out but preserved. John Cosin, Bishop of Durham (1594-1672) was Chaplain to Charles I and a liturgical purist. He was responsible for much of the revision of the Anglican liturgy during the Restoration. During the Interregnum, he was falsely accused of being a Romanist and exiled to France. "Cosin was a most uncompromising enemy to popery. In France he wrote his 'Historia Transubstantialis Papalis' at the request of Gilbert Talbot, who had undertaken to argue the matter out with a German prince (the Duke of Newbourg), in the presence of Charles II at Cologne, and apparently did not feel quite equal to the task. Cosin readily consented, and showed in his treatise that the church of England held the doctrine of a real presence without in any way countenancing the doctrine of transubstantiation. It was not published until nineteen years after it was written and three years after the death of the author. It given to the world, with an interesting preface by John Durel (1625-1683), in the original Latin." [this mostly from the DNB]. ESTC R2240; WING C6358. Authentic gilt tooled English Restoration bindings are rarely available today at an affordable price. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! CHEST 1 /3. Hardcover. Very Good.

$350.00

DE SACRIFICIO MISSAE TRACTATUS ASCETICUS. Joannis S.R.E. Cardinalis Bona.

By Bona, Giovanni.

(Typis J.B. Lamesle), Apud J. Delusseux, Parisiis (Paris): ., 1738. pp. XII-154; xxxvi. Small 12 mo. 135 mm. Age stained. Early boards binding without covering. Giovanni Bona (1609-1674) was an Italian Cistercian, cardinal, liturgist and devotional author. Shortly after his ordination he collected some of the most beautiful passages in the Church Fathers on the Mass, and later published them in a booklet, which, with certain additions, grew into this 'De Sacrificio Missae'. SCARCE. NW1 / SMALL Box 4. Hardcover.

$75.00

DECISIONES ROTAE ROMANAE Francisci Card. Mantica a Germanico Mantica.

By Mantica, Francesco & Mantica, Germanico.

Ex Typographia Camerae Apostolicae, Rome: ., 1618. pp. [88], 598. Large 8vo. 230 mm. Contains 375 decisions of the court dating from February 1587 to May 1596. Latin printed in double columns. Title page in red and black; includes coat of arms of Cardinal Mantica. The first two leaves are stained, worn and slightly wormed; as are the last eight. Early limp vellum binding. **Several early manuscript ownerships, including (1839) one attesting to this book having been in the Library of the Knights of Malta, and signed by Robert Lynch, Consul. Francesco Mantica (1534-1614) studied civil law at Bologna and then in Padua, graduating in 1558. At just 26 years old he became a lecturer at the University of Padua and his students were the nephews of Pope Clement VIII. He was auditor of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota 1580-1590. He was a lawyer of renown. His 'De conjecturis ultimarum voluntatum' was one of the most studied legal texts in the 16th century. He was created Cardinal in 1596 and participated in both the first conclave of 1605, which elected Pope Leo XI; and second, that elected Pope Paul v. He was Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals. He is buried in the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome. Germanico was probably a close relative, and was associated later with the Diocese of Famagosta. The Tribunal Apostolicum Rotae Romanae is the highest appellate tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church, with respect to both Latin-rite members and the eastern-rite members and is, with respect to judicial trials conducted in the Catholic Church, the highest ecclesiastical court constituted by the Holy See. An appeal may be had to the Pope himself, who is the supreme ecclesiastical judge. The Catholic Church has a complete legal system, which is the oldest still in use today. The court is named Rota (wheel) because the judges, called auditors, originally met in a round room to hear cases. Thisimportant work in Canon Law was also published at Venice in the same year. SCARCE. NW1 /Editio Small Box 2.

$250.00

AN EASY AND PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LATIN TONGUE: Or an exemplification of the rules of construction, corresponding to those of the Philadelphia grammar; With two indexes and a few necessary cautions, to assist youth in translating with more accuracy. To these there is added an Epitome of General History, and some account of the affairs of Greece, from the days of Epaminondas, until they coincide with the history of Rome. Some examples of Themes are annexed, with a few select discourses on various subjects.

By Davidson, James (1732-1809).

Printed by Charles Cist, Philadelphia: ., 1798. pp. 131 [i.e. 231]. Lacks two (of 4 or 5) leaves at the beginning. 12 mo. 170 mm. NOTE: Extensive early schoolboy ink doodles, scribbles, wipes, and names, including: William M. Watson; William P. Orbison, Huntingdon, PA (1814-1898); George Washington Gray (and his Sweetheart - Sarah Nicholson). The condition of the book is generally worn and aged, but some of the manuscript additions are worth a little attention. I especially like one from the author as a sort of receipt on p. 108. It says, "James Davidson to George W. Gray as a token of his affection not from any love to him but to have his half dollar. Philadelphia, May 5, 1806." Evans 33604. PAIMP 6. Hardcover. Fair.

$150.00

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