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17029 CONCILIA. SACRORUM CONCILIORUM NOVA ET AMPLISSIMA COLLECTIO in qua præter ea quæ Labbeus et Cossartius et novissime Coleti edidere, ea omnia insuper quæ Joannes Dominicus Mansi evulgavit, editio novissima, 31 vols. folio, frontispiece and vignettes, vellum, £125. Florentiae, 1759-98

As long as Christianity continues to exert a vital influence over the destinies of mankind, so long must these thirty-one great volumes be indispensable to the student of history and to the theologian. The collection is a monument of learning, industry, and patience.

17030 THE SECOND SYNOD OF EPHESUS (A.D. 449), together with certain extracts relating to it, from Syriac MSS. now first edited by the Rev. S. G. F. PERRY, English version, 8vo. pp. xxxii and 459, cloth, 5s Privately printed, Dartford, 1881

This work contains in full detail the proceedings at the Second Session of the "Latrocinium Ephesinum" (where the heresy of Eutyches received dogmatic sanction), and affords an extremely singular and curious historical picture of the Christian Church in the middle of the fifth century.

17031 CANONS and Decrees of the Council of Trent, translated by Waterworth, 8vo. cloth, 58 1848

17032 SAENZ DE AGUIRRE (Josephi) Collectio maxima Conciliorum omnium HISPANIAE et NOVI ORBIS, 6 vols. folio, part of leaf 209 in the first volume torn off, calf gilt, £2. 10s Romæ, 1753-55 17033 STATUTA seu Decreta provincialium et diocesanarum SYNODORUM Sanctæ ECCLESIE COLONIENSIS, ex pervetusto codice, folio, vellum, 36s Coloniæ, Quentel, 1554 17034 JUSTELLI (Christophori) Codex Canonum ecclesiæ Africans, ex MSS. edidit Græcam versionem adiunxit, 12mo. calf, with the arms and cipher of Denis de Sallo in gold on the sides, 20s

Lut. Paris. 1615

17035 [LYNDEWODE (Guillelmi)] PROUINCIALE seu Costitutiones Anglie, sm. folio, printed in red and black, title within elaborate woodcut border, a few of the headings slightly cut into, old red morocco, gilt edges, £3. 10s

London, in cimiterio sancti Pauli, apud Franciscum Bryckman-At end: Antwerpie, Christoph. Endou. impensis Francisci Brickman, 1525

Thomas Hearne's copy with his autograph, dated 1714. Between the colophon and the table, there is a leaf containing woodcuts of the English arms, the Tudor rose, and of St. George slaying the dragon.

17036 CONSTITUTIONES LEGITIME SEU LEGATINE REGIONIS ANGLICANE: cũ subtilissima interpretatione dni Johannis de Athon necnon et ostitutiones prouinciales ab archiepiscopis Cantuariensibus edite . . . sm. folio, printed in red and black, with some woodcuts, including that which occupies the title-page and represents St. George and the Dragon with other figures, and the royal escutcheon of England; old red morocco, gilt edges, £2. 16s Parrhis. Wulfgangus Hopilius, 1504 PATRICII (S.) Synodi-see No. 16967.



PROVINCIALES DE MEXICO, primero y segundo, 1555 y 1565: Concilium Mexicanum tertium, 1585, cum Statutis; curâ et expensis F. A. à LORENZANA, Archipræsulis; 3 vols. in 2, sm. folio, vellum, £2. Mexico, 1769-1770

Priced, 1822, Thorpe, £6. 68; 1846, Stewart, £5. 5s; Salva priced a copy £3. 38, and remarked, "these two parts are seldom found together."

Aguirre, in his collection of Spanish Councils, only gives the third of the above from the text of the edition mentioned below. 17038 CONCILIUM PROVINCIALE MEXICI celebratum anno 1585, præsidente Petro Moya Contreras, cum Statutis, 2 parts in 1, folio, corners of a few pages mended, otherwise a good copy in vellum, scarce, £2. 10s Mexici, 1622

The engraver of the title-page was Samuel Stradanus from Antwerp. 17039 [BORROMAI] (Cardinalis Caroli) ACTA ECCLESIE MEDIOLANENSIS, Federici Card. Borromæi jussu collecta & edita, 2 vols. folio, EDITIO OPTIMA, ruled with red lines, fine copy in old crimson morocco gilt, gilt edges, from the Sunderland library, £6.

c. Rota Romana.

Mediolani, 1599


[Continuatio:] Ego Guilhelmus Horborch cepi colligere
et scribere cōtinuado usq' ad ānu dni. M.CCCLXXXI-2 vols. in 1,
folio, some leaves a little wormed at beginning and end, hf.
morocco, £10.
Magunt. Petrus Schoyffer, 1477

In connexion with recent investigations into the early history of Printing,
we should not forget to notice small and obvious matters such as this. Here
is a book in which Peter Schoeffer, exactly twenty years after the first dated
book bearing his name, prints a colophon styling Mainz the first inventress
and polisher of the printing art. Yet he does not claim the honour as his
own, nor had it been claimed in any of the earlier books from his press,
although Mr. Hessels seems to have proved that Schöffer was printing in
1454. After all, the absence of documentary evidence does not invalidate
tradition, when there is no rational alternative to the latter.
17041 BOUCHER (Nicolas) Virdunensis Episcopatus N. Bocherii ad
D.D. Judices, Romæ, in S. Rotæ Auditorio, sm. 4to. vellum, fine
copy, £3.
Virduni ex off. R. Gregorii, 1593
PRESENTATION COPY from the author, with inscription on title, to
Petrus Benetius, Canon of Verdun. The title also bears the autograph of

This was an answer to a suit instituted in the papal court to deprive Boucher of his Bishopric, as having been unduly invested with it. It involves an elaborate antiquarian discussion of the old political status of Lorraine, of the privileges of the Gallican Church, and the prerogatives of Pope and Emperor. The Chapter of Verdun had elected the Canon Jean Rembervillier, whose claim was supported by the Emperor and the King of Spain.

d. Pœnitentialia; Digests of Moral Theology; Treatises on Infractions of the Sacraments. 17042 CANONES PÆNITENTIALES cum quibusdam notis Antonii Augustini Archiep. Taraconensis, sm. 4to, fine copy in vellum, £3. 15s

Tarracone, ap. P. Mey, 1582 These Canones are amongst the most ancient monuments of Ecclesiastical

Law, and consequently deal in a singularly frank and open manner with the most curious details of the crimes of the flesh. They range in date of compilation from the sixth or seventh to the twelfth century; and it is noteworthy that the penalties grow in severity with time.

17043 ANTONINUS. Tractatus de instructione seu directione simplicium Confessorum, editum a domino Anthonino archiepiscopo florentino; Sermo beati Johannis CRISOSTOMI de Penitentia, s. n. -THOME DE AQUINO Summa de articulis fidei et ecclesie sacramentis, s. n.- -2 vols. in 1, sm. 4to. very fine copies in ancient boards, covered with leather, £6.

(Colon. Ulr. Zell, 1469-70) The chapter-numbers are printed in Arabic numerals—a singularly early typographical use of them.

17044 BUTRIO (Antonii de) Tractatus seu Directorium ad confitenda

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s. n. (? Roma, circ. 1468-70) The typography is of a rude and

17045 CANGIAMILA (F. E.) Embriologia Sacra overo dell' uffizio de' sacerdoti, medici, e superiori circa l'eterna salute de bambini racchiusi nell' utero, sm. 4to. vellum, 30s

Palermo, 1745

An infamous book, insisting on the exercise, even by force, of the Cæsarian operation, for the purpose of baptizing the unborn foetus; the child's chance of life being far less important than the ceremony of baptism, and the mother's peril or death a matter of small concern.

17046 CLARET (Padre) LLAVE DE ORO, seguida del Apparatus pro doctrina sacra in concione proponenda, auctore Richardo ARSDEKIN, 12mo. sd. 7s 6d; calf, 10s

Barcelona, Libreria religiosa, 1857-60

More objectionable than Sanchez de Matrimonio, because it is written in Spanish and in a popular style; with amusingly naïve dialogues between the priest and the penitent upon subjects of the most curious character.

17047 DENS (Petri) Theologia Moralis et dogmatica, 8 vols. sm. 8vo. hf. calf, 158 Dublinii, 1832

With the cancelled Dedication to the Roman Catholic Archbishop (Murray) of Dublin. This author's ample and minute treatment of all sins connected with the sexual passions has given some notoriety to his work.

17018 FLOURE OF THE COMMANDEMENTS OF GOD, sm. folio, woodcuts, wanting title and 12 leaves of tabula at beginning and Xx 4-6 at end, EXTREMELY RARE, calf, from Archdeacon Cotton's library, £9. (Wynkyn de Worde, 1510)

One of the rarest productions of Wynkin de Worde's press. It was translated by Andrew Chertsey from an anonymous French original (the first edition of which was printed in Rouen in 1496) which seems to have been chiefly drawn from the Sermones de Sanctis et Promptuarium Exemplorum of the Discipulus (J. Herolt.) The marvellous stories contained in this volume are not surpassed in any work of fiction: some of them are very interesting as well as little known.

17049 GRILLANDI (Pauli) Tractat' de Hereticis & sortilegiis, omnifariam Coitu, eorumq' penis, 12mo. title within woodcut border, old French red morocco extra, gilt edges, £2. 2s

Lugduni, 1536

17050 KUGLER (Patris Joannis) Tractatus theologico-canonicus de Matrimonio, 2 vols. folio, calf, £2. 10s Herbipoli, 1713

The author complains that Sanchez should be thought to have exhausted the subject, and with reason. His ideas of the way in which a lady's confessor is to frame his delicate inquiries modestly, are highly amusing. The penitens is not to be bluntly asked an ipsa seminaverit, but utrum tempore conceptut vel prope paulo ante vel post senserit magnam voluptatem.

17051 LAGHI (N.) Miracoli del santiss. Sacramento con historie, sentenze, etc. small 4to. about 100 fine woodcuts, vellum, 36s

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Venetia, 1628

The sudden punishments of heretics recorded here as wrought by the 'Holy Sacrament" show that the author credited the Deity with superhuman cruelty as well as superhuinan power.

17052 LIGORIO (Alphonsi de) Theologia Moralis, curavit Mich. Heilig, 10 vols. 12mo. hf. calf, 30s Mechlinic, 1845-46 17053 MEDICINA Theologica ou Supplica humilde a todos os Senhores Confessores sobre o modo de proceder com seus penitentes na emenda da Lascivia, Colera, e Bebedice, small 4to. half blue morocco, from the Beckford library, Hamilton Palace, £2. 2s

Lisboa, 1794

Extremely rare, most of the copies having been destroyed by order of the Inquisition. 17054 MENESES (Philippe de) Luz dl Alma christiana, contra la ceguedad & ygnorancia en el qual se da luz assi a los confessores como a los penitentes sm. 4to. title in red within elegant woodcut border, vellum, £2. 10s Sevilla, Sebastian Trugillo, 1566 17055 MEXIA (Vicente) Saludable Instrucion del Estado de Matrimonio, sm. 4to. the title supplied in MS. about two hundred years ago, and the first leaf of approbation wanting, calf, 30s

(? Madrid) 1563

He discusses freely all the arcana of marriage, while excusing himself for his natural want of experience in the matter.

17056 NYDER (Johannis) PRECEPTORIU DIUINE LEGIS, folio, with coloured capitals, fine copy with the edges almost entirely uncut, wooden boards covered with stamped leather, the title written on a slip of paper underneath a transparent plate of horn which is fastened on the front cover, £5. Sine nota [Colon. Udalr. Zell, circ. 1473] 17057 THORDYNARY OF CRYSTEN MEN. Colophon: Here endeth the boke named the ordynarye of crysten men newely hystoryed and translated out of Frensshe into Englysshe, sm. 4to. with woodcuts, fine copy in olive morocco extra, gilt edges, by Bedford, EXTREMELY RARE, £70.

Enprynted in the cyte of London in the Fletestreete in the sygne of ye sonne by WYNKYN DE WORDE, ye yere of our Lorde, M.CCCCC.VI (1506) This second edition by Wynkin de Worde is excessively rare, and the copy is particularly desirable from its fine condition. The title and the last leaf have woodcuts, with the title block-printed. COLLATION: A, 4 leaves; A, 6 leaves; B to X and Aa to Mm, in alternate sheets of four and eight leaves; Nn in four leaves, Oo and Pp six leaves each; making altogether 218 leaves.

17058 RAIJNERI DE PISIS. PATHEOLOGIA qsi tota theologia, stout folio, Editio Princeps, magnificent copy in the original oak boards covered with stamped leather, with clasps, £10.

Nurmberge, Joh. Sensenschmid et Henr. Kefer, 1473 Specimens of this press are very rare. The book was composed in the fourteenth century, and is a rich repertory of Casuistic theology.

17059 [RICHARD (Pierre)] Confessionale Richardi, seu pastoralis decalogus, curatis necessario requisitus, sm. 8vo. woodcut title by G. Tory; with initial letters, richly illuminated in gold and colours, green morocco, gilt gauffré edges, by Thompson, £16. Parisiis, Simon Colinous, 1524

Extremely rare; unknown to Brunet and his continuator. The work is a sort of Vade-mecum for Confessors, and contains sundry very extraordinary instructions and examples of deadly sins,

The Lorraine cross on the border of the title-page indicates clearly the hand of Geoffroy Tory, who, as is well known, often worked for his friend Simon de Colines.

17060 SANCHEZ, de sanoto Matrimonii sacramento disputationes, 3 vols. in 1, folio, old calf, 20s


Antverpiæ, 1652

ejusdem operis accuratior editio, mendis expurgata,

3 vols. in 1, large folio, sd. UNCUT, 20s Viterbii, 1737 "Ouvrage célèbre, à cause de quelques passages singuliers qui s'y trouvent."-Brunet.

The old story that the author wrote this work standing with naked feet on cold marble, characterises the book very well. Like moths round a flame, the enforced celibates of the Roman Church loved to explore the volcanic crater of Sexual Passion-not always with impunity.

17062 SWINBURNE (Henry) Treatise of Spousals or Matrimonial Contracts, wherein all the questions relating to that subject are ingeniously debated, sm. 4to. calf, 12s

1686 He enters into the same delicate matters as the Roman canonists before him,

Laws of the Inquisition.

17063 EYMERICI (Nicolai) Directorium Inquisitorum, cum commentariis Fr. Pegnæ, etc. folio, vellum, 18s


Romæ, 1587 Best edition of the standard Code of the Holy Office. Directorium Inquisitorum, folio, vellum, 10s Venet. 1607

17065 VALLE DE MOURA (Emanuel do) de Incantationibus seu Ensalmis, folio, vellum, 25s

Eboræ, 1620

A curious book by an Inquisitor, giving a general condemnation of Charms and Spells, but showing that he firmly believed in their force, and that he was inclined to view with favour the use of at least some.

f. Statutes of Religious Orders.

17066 STATUTA Ordinis Cartusiensis a Domino Guigone Priore Cartusie edita, the 5 parts in 1 vol. folio, with woodcuts, Dutch vellum, from the Sunderland library, £2. 16s Basil. Amorbachius, 1510 This vol. contains (I.) Statuta Guigonis, 24 ll.; (II.) Statuta Antiqua in tribus partibus, 106 11.; (III.) Statuta Nova in tribus partibus, 54 11.; (IV.) Repertorium Statutorum, 66 1 (V.) Privilegia Ordinis, 60 11.

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