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CATECHISMUS, // EX DECRETO CONCILII TRIDENTINI, //AD PAROCHOS, // PII QUINTII PONT. MAX. // IUSSU EDITUS. ROMAE, // In aedibus Populi Romani. // apus Paulum Mantium, // M. D L X V I. // CVM PRIVILEGIO PII V. PONT. MAX.

COUNCIL OF TRENT. Rebacked gilt filleted paneled calf; gilt spine flat with 6 compartments and gilt title on two. Gilt turn-ins dentelled; marbelled pasted and free endpapers; all edges gilt. , The Council of Trent (Latin: Concilium Tridentinum), held between 1545 and 1563 in Trent, or Trento, in northern Italy, was an ecumenical council of the Catholic Church held in reaction to the Protestant Reformation, later described the embodiment of the Counter-Reformation. The Council issued condemnations of what it defined to be heresies committed by Protestantism and key statements and clarifications of the Church's doctrine and teachings, including scripture, the Biblical canon, sacred tradition, original sin, justification, salvation, the sacraments, the Mass and the veneration of saints. The Council met for twenty-five sessions between 13 December 1545 and 4 December 1563. Pope Paul III, who convoked the Council, presided over the first eight sessions (1545?47), while the twelfth to sixteenth sessions (1551?52) were overseen by Pope Julius III and the seventeenth to twenty-fifth sessions (1562?63) by Pope Pius IV. The consequences of the Council were also significant as regards the Church's liturgy and practices. During its deliberations, the Council made the Vulgate the official example of the Biblical canon and commissioned the creation of a standard version, although this was not achieved until the 1590s. In 1565, a year after the Council finished its work, Pius IV issued the Tridentine Creed (after Tridentum, Trent's Latin name) and his successor Pius V then issued the Roman Catechism and revisions of the Breviary and Missal in, respectively, 1566, 1568 and 1570. These, in turn, led to the codification of the Tridentine Mass, which remained the Church's primary form of the Mass for the next four hundred years. More than three hundred years passed until the next ecumenical council, the First Vatican Council, was convened in 1869. , Size : Folio (313 x 206 mm). , Illustrated with armorial woodcut of Manuzio's Roman device incorporating a small dolphin-and-anchor on title. , prior owner's ex libris bookplate on upper pasted endpaper: ?SELIGO VERITATEM // Smith Sligo? , References : BMC XXV.432.185; Brunet; Renouard p 190; Mendham R210 , P: A2, B-2H6, [*]6, A few leaves with professional repairs to margins, some light spotting
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Quadratura, Sive Dubia.

Paolo Veneto [aka Paolo Nicoletti, Paulus, Venetus] (1369-1429); Secundus Contarenus; Baptista de Modoetia; Locatellus, Bonetus (Venetie?); Scoto, Ottaviano (I, Venetie?) Edition : Second edition, Seventeenth century calf, rebacked expertly, spine with five raised bands, label on two; all edges speckled. , This is a work on logic by Paolo Nicoletti (or Paolo Veneto), the most important Italian thinker of his time. This second edition, follows the first printed on March, 7th 1483 in Pavia, edited by Manfredus de Medicis. Paolo or Paul studied at the universities of Oxford and Padua, where he also lectured (1408?15), and became ?Venetian ambassador to Poland (1413), but difficulties with the Venetian authorities prompted him to sever his ties with Venice. While teaching in Bologna (1424) and Siena (1422, 1427), where he became rector, he introduced the logicof William of Ockham. His principal works include Logica parva (1473), Logica magna (1481), Summa totius philosophiae naturalis (1496), and several discussions on Aristotle. Thefirst two selections are known as Logica duplex, and they were used as a comprehensive textbook during the 15th and 16th centuries? (from Encyclopaedia Britannica on line). , Size : Folio (mm 302x211)., Illustrated with large printer?s device on colophon and rubricated woodcut initials. Text in two columns of 66 lines and heading. , Watermarked title, colophon and upper free endpaper. , References : Cfr. IGI 7343; H *12521; BMC V 441; CIBN P-81; BSB-Ink P-100; Bod-Inc P-066; Goff P-234; Encyclopaedia Britannica on line (for the author)., 82 leaves plus 2 endleaves. Collation: a1-n6, o4 [a1r [Title-page], a1 v ?Tabula primi dubii?, a2r PRIMUM ? Pauli veneti ? Incipit. // Quoniam otium mors est hominis; e1v ?Tabula secundi dubii?; h3 v ?Tabula tertii dubii?; l 4 r ?Tabula quarti dubii?; o 4 r register, colophon, printer?s device; o4 v blank]. Title lightly soiled, occasional light staining, marginal repairs; overall very good copy with text crisp.
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Institut // Coutumier ou Manuel // de plusieurs regles // sentences et proverbes du // Droit coutumier et // Plus ordinaire de la France // Par Maitre // Antoine Loysel // avec des notes et observations. // De Davot. // _____ .

Loisel, Antoine, 1536-1617; De Davot,Gabriel, 1677-1743: Full brown blind contemporary mottled calf; spine with five raised bands, compartments in gilt floral and ornamental motif; gilt lettered title on brown morocco label on two. Lightly red-speckled edges; Pasted and free endpapers marbled. , The French lawyer Gabriel Davot(1677-1743) served as royal notary and prosecutor; in 1723 as professor of customary French law at the new faculty of law at the Université de Dijon. He authored both this commentary and other legal commentaries and treatises on matters relating to French law. In the present work Gabriel Davot explains Antoine Loisel's "Institut Coutumier ou Manuel de plusieurs regles sentences et proverbes du Droit coutumier et Plus ordinaire de la France Par Maitre Antoine Loysel avec des notes et observations." in detail, dealing with the diverse matters concerning customary law: 1. Persons, Marriage, dowry, guardian- and tutorship, accounts; 2. quality & condition of things, seigniority & justice, servitude, testaments, succession & inheritance, shares and reports; 3. agreements, attorneys, procurators & in-betweens, the community, sales, recalls, hire, pawns & mortgages; 4. annuities, taxes, lots, sales, landings., donations, responses, payments; 5. actions, bars & exceptions, prescriptions, possession, seizure, complaints (novel), sequestration, re-creation and maintenance; evidence & blame; 6. crimes and gages in battle, penalties and fines, luggings, appeals, executions. Successor of Du Moulin, Antoine Loysel (1536-1617)is considered the first "thinker" of French law; he remains famous among jurists for his collection of the general principles of the old customary French law, having spent about forty years to collect the 958 maxims; Loysel set a foundation for French law in elegant form by merging these French rules of customs and/with Roman law. , Size : Folio (280x190mm), Manuscript. In black ink.Text in French written in fine cursive script. , 1. small paste in ex libris armorial bookplate at centre of verso of upper free endpaper reading "plus penser que dire" around initials "HMICB" at centre; 2. top of recto of uppper blank with faded ink signature of Ludwig Ritter von Fautz (c. 20 August 18, Ll: [2bl.], title leaf, 635pp., Table of contents 2pp., [1 bl.].