Provenance: The 19th-century joint bookplate of the Rev. J. Jones and the Rev. W. Wilds; later in the collection of The Society of the Holy Child Jesus with its bookplate laid over.
Sole edition (save for a modern reprint) of this Jesuit author's choleric and interesting Recusant work, this has added attraction for collectors and scholars of English law for the entire eighth chapter takes Sir Edward Coke to task “about a nihil dicit, & some other points uttered by him in two late Preambles, to his sixt and seaventh [sic] partes of Reports.”
STC (rev. ed.) 19412; Allison & Rogers, II, 635; DeBacker Sommervogel, VI, 313; ESTC S114160. 18th- or early 19th-century half calf over marbled boards, worn and abraded around edges, recently rebacked and original spine with gilt-stamped title and compartment devices retained; hinges (inside) strengthened. Two brief old inked notes on title-page; some sections with captions trimmed-into; rather a nice copyand very wild reading. (36743)
Perez de Ribas' work is exceedingly rare on the market. In forty years of bookselling, this is only the second copy we have handled. Very important and desirable.
Wagner, Spanish Southwest, 43; Alden & Landis 645/96; Sabin 60895, 70789; DeBacker-Sommervogel, VI, 525; Servies 176. JCB (3), II, 333. Medina, BHA, 1083; Palau 222254; Streit 1745; Barrett 1984; Bell P169; Howgego R35; Brunet, IV, 21590; Graesse, VI, 106; Leclerc, Bibl. Amer. (1867), 1305; Huth, Catalog, IV, 1243; Heredia 6836; Salva 3376. Contemporary vellum, manuscript spine title, marca del fuego; hinges (inside) cracking, light soiling. Very small ink stamp on title-page. Light foxing and tanning to text; some very slight worming, confined primarily to margins in rear of text block. A few ink notations and stains. A very good copy in a cloth clamshell case, leather label. (34581)
This was, both in the Portuguese and the Latin versions, circulated as a propaganda tool in the diplomatic war that Pombal waged in Europe against the Society of Jesus.
Provenance: Ex-Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, with its stamp showing this a deaccessioned duplicate.
Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only six U.S. libraries reporting ownership of this edition.
Sabin 14962; Borba de Moraes, Bibliographia brasiliana,194; Palau 58290; Streit, Bibiotheca missionum, III, 747. Not in Borba de Moraes, Bibliografia brasileira do periodo colonial. Contemporary mottled paper wrappers. Neat, oval Vatican Library stamp on title-page and final blank. A very good copy, clean and with full margins. (34688)
The volume is illustrated with woodcut arms on the verso of the second title-page and bears many woodcut initials and tailpieces throughout This copy retains Ortuño's engraved frontispiece (often missing) of St. Francis.
Binding: A very interesting contemporary Mexican sprinkled calf binding, probably by a “provincial” binder. Covers with a single gilt-roll border having a modest corner device in each corner, that tool reused to form a four-part center design on each cover; same gilt-roll used on spine to accent the slightly raised bands and form spine compartments, one of these compartments with a spine-label and one having the covers' corner device gilt-tooled at its center. Board edges also with a gilt-roll design; all edges green. Highly unusual endpapers of a pattern in blue and red resembling images of strings in string theory: This is the first time we have ever seen this pattern.
Garcia Icazbalceta, Lenguas, 56; Viñaza 341; H. de León-Portilla, Tepuztlahcuilolli, 2286; Palau 269110; Medina, Mexico, 4500; DeBacker-Sommervogel, VI, 210–211; Sabin 71488; Leclerc 2334; Pilling, Proof-sheets, 2891. Binding as above, in good condition; light offsetting from it to early and late leaves. A few small areas of discoloration where candle wax spilled on a page, and a bit of other light toning; p. 135 with “Per Omnia Secula Seculorum” neatly written in bottom margin. Very good. (34611)
This early edition of Rosignoli’s work, first published in Bologna in 1696, is decorated with floriated capitals, headpieces, and tailpieces, with an engraved frontispiece lacking in this copy. The volume opens with a dedication to Don Teobaldo Maria Visconti and closes with a thorough index.
Sommervogel, VII 154. Contemporary stiff vellum, spine with title inked in early hand; engraved frontispiece lacking and text block separating from spine from base upwards (with sewing visible). Light discolorations to many pages, inked jottings to front and back pastedowns. A scarce edition of a scarce text. (36670)
There are two editions of this work: The other has only 131 leaves and contains a typographical error on the title-page (“lirro” for “libro”). In this edition the “Apendiz al Memorial. Aduertencias a quien lo huuiere leido,” pp. 242–78, is by Juan Antonio Jarque. The place of printing has long been a matter of conjecture because of the paucity of studies of typography and typographic norms in Mexico and Puebla in the 17th century. We admit to no scholarship on the topic of typefaces but do have extensive experience with the paper used in Mexico and Puebla in the 1650s and the watermark in this edition is that of paper widely used there.
Provenance: Bookseller's label of the Libreria de San Martin in Madrid.
Sabin 58279, 73620; Palau 209627, 275715; Medina, BHA, 6837; DeBacker-Sommervogel, VII, col. 252; Streit, Bibliotheca. missionum, VII, 1780. Not in Alden & Landis. Contemporary limp vellum, evidence of lost ties. Early owner's signature in lower margin of title-page, but lined through making it most difficult to decipher. (35317)
Brunet, V, 115; De Backer-Sommervogel, VII, 532; Englisch, Der erotischen literatur, 145; Palau 294482. Contemporary alum-tawed pigskin, tooled in blind, spine with inked title; binding darkened and scuffed, with clasps now lacking and with leather torn over head and foot of spine (lacking at foot, with underlying vellum showing). Title-page with inked ownership inscriptions dated 1715, later institutional stamp in lower margin, and faint shadows of pencilled notations; front pastedown and one text page also with institutional stamps. Small spots of worming to lower margins of a number of leaves. Pages age-toned, with some instances of marginalia and underlining in early inked hands and occasionally in pencil (a handful of leaves in part III extensively annotated within text); a few spots of foxing, and one leaf with paper flaws partially obscuring a few letters. A big, solid volume. (14459)
The work is printed on “rice paper” (i.e., Asian paper probably from the mulberry tree) as was common in Manila during the period to ca. 1820. The typography is definitely provincial and plain, using only one decorative woodcut initial and no ornamentation on the title-page. The type is roman in a variety of sizes with a practice of using all capitals for emphasis.
The press on which this work was printed had been that of the Jesuits until Archbishop Sancho de Santa Justa carried out the king's order and expelled them; he then appropriated the press for his private use, as here. What had been only the fourth press to operate in the Islands, now with a new name, became the fifth.
Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate only five copies worldwide (three in the U.S., one in the U.K., one in Spain).
Medina, Manila, 317; Retana, Aparato bibliográfico, 379. Recent marbled paper–covered boards (green and mauve stone pattern); red leather label on front cover. A few minor paper repairs to edges of a few leaves; a very few small pinhole type wormholes, not costing any letters; the brown spotting and staining peculiar to rice paper. Old, brief note lightly red-inked to title-page. Over all a very good copy. (33130)
Provenance: Charles Spencer, Third Earl of Sunderland, lot 8432 in the Sunderland Library sale (1882).
On Saumaise, see: New Catholic Encyclopedia, XII, 98889. On Petau, see: New Catholic Encyclopedia, XI, 199200. Vellum over paste boards; all edges speckled red. Ex-library with bookplate, a bit of pencilling, paper labels on spine and pressure-stamps, yet a copy notably clean, bright, and even crisp; perhaps a half-dozen leaves sometime exposed to a small spill(?) lightly marking lower outer corner-tips. One “pencilling” (“Sund. 8432”) notes the Sunderland provenance as does one of the “paper labels on spine.” All edges speckled red. (3863)
The title is printed within an illustrated woodcut border and the text offers illustrated initials plus head- and tailpieces.
Provenance: Bookplate of Avvocato Bubani Francesco and a catalogue clipping (in Italian) on front pastedown.
Of this edition we locate only five U.S. libraries and one Canadian one reporting ownership. One other U.S. library reports owning a different 1586 edition.
EDIT16 CNCE 27780; DeBacker-Sommervogel, VII, 749. Hunter green textured cloth, lightly rubbed and discolored; a few pinpricks and a very short tear to spine. All outer upper corners with waterstaining from two different incidents, two leaves with short tears, and a pinprick hole to one margin; provenance marking as above, two small inked notations on title-page margins, light pencilling on endpapers.A fascinating subject covered by an interesting author. (37158)
He first published his Institutiones juris in 1741, and, according to DeBacker-Sommervogel, this is the third of six editions. Present here are parts 1 and 2 of 4, in which, however, all the matters above listed are discussed. This edition is printed with the title-page in red and black, a woodcut headpiece and tailpieces, and a plethora of side- and footnotes.
DeBacker-Sommervogel, VII, 948. Limp vellum with remnants of ties; spine with inked title. Scattered spots of staining to spine and rear cover. Pp. 4142 of the first series of pagination has a large chip out of the upper outer corner with loss of page numbers but no text. Pp. 15556 has a tear in the outer margin, not touching text. Occasional worming in the outer margins, not touching text. Scattered age-spotting; a few occasions of light waterstaining in the outer margins. (3439)
It is a study of the Society of Jesus and its expulsion from Spain and France and the consequences thereof, and it was presented to Joseph of Portugal so that he might anticipate similar consequences following his order of expulsion.
DeBacker-Sommervogel, XI, 1205. Contemporary vellum over paste boards. Blackened area on spine; bookplate. A clean copy. (20462)
A Roman edition also appeared in 1694, the year of the work’s first appearance; the present edition is more uncommon: We trace only one U.S. library copy of it.
DeBacker-Sommervogel, VII, 1079. Boards covered in music-printed paper from an 18th-century antiphonal, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label. Title-page and one other stamped by a now-defunct institution. Light spotting throughout, more pronounced to first and last few leaves; some corners dog-eared.
From then until his death he served or worked variously as a church prefect, catechist, missionary, professor of moral theology, controversialist, and military chaplain. He lived in England and on the continent. In defending Catholicism he addresses many of the doctrinal issues and religious practices that were contentious: e.g., the worship of saints, angels, and holy images (and the making of the latter); justification by faith alone; purgatory; and the merit of good works.
The work is printed single-column, in roman with some italic, and with woodcut initials and tailpieces. It ends with an index.
Wing (rev. ed.) S4958; Clancy, English Catholic Books (rev. ed.), 922; ESTC R30149; DeBacker-Sommervogel, VII, 1434; Gillow, English Catholics, V, p. 521, no. 1. Contemporary vellum over pasteboards, binding soiled and a little sprung; front hinge (inside) partially open. Dust-soiling to some pages and some dog-earing. A good, decent copy. (36601)
Provenance: A note to a Mr. Ancilla written in an early hand has been tucked into the text. Several editions of Flori's translation are listed on OCLC and in the NUC, butnone are held by American institutions.
DeBacker-Sommervogel, III, 807 (for three other editions but not this one). Stiff vellum, title inked on spine, all edges a faded speckled red; rubbed with a few spots, small amount of wormtracking to front pastedown and front fly-leaf lacking, evidence of onetime ties; one gathering bound out of order, text complete. Four leaves with old marginal repairs (two touching notes), a few more with uneven edges, a missing corner; a short tear, spots of ink or “other” (with gall of ink in earliest marginal instances taking small bits of underlying paper). Light to moderate age-toning. A classic instance of “transmission of text” across generational, international, and “religious orderly” lines. (36922)
The title-page, wanting in this copy, has been transcribed by the same(?) early hand in ink on the front fly-leaf recto and verso, and the imprint information is confirmed by the colophon on the last page, which features the woodcut printer's device and the date in roman numerals.
Provenance: An inscription on the front fly-leaf verso gives three dates, 1682–1739, and the names Fido Springhere and Philippus Coisne(?); there is a second ex-libris inscription with the name Baptista Baelde(?) at top of dedication leaf; and a final inscription, “Fido Springhere 1686" on verso of last leaf, above colophon.
Scarce: This editionnot in NUC Pre-1956, and WorldCat finds just three U.S. copies.
McCrank, 871. On Estius, see: NCE, V, 558. Contemporary calf with an elaborate cartouche gilt at the center of each cover, rebacked to style with gilt-ruled raised bands and green gilt-lettered spine label; extremities repaired and new endpapers. Ex-library: old oval stamp on first page of dedication and accession number on p. 1 of text. Lacks title-leaf; various markings on verso of front endpaper; final two quires lightly creased; small marginal hole from natural paper flaw on three leaves; a few spots and smudges and one small tear, also from natural flaw. With occasionalunderlining and marginalia in Latin, seemingly by the same hand that transcribed the title and inscribed the fly-leaf. (31112)
Goldsmiths’-Kress 7892.2; DeBacker-Sommervogel, VIII, 444. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather title-label; binding scuffed and rubbed, with leather cracking over joints and spine extremities chipped. All edges speckled red. Front free endpaper and fly-leaf partially affixed to front pastedown; front pastedown with inked initials. Pages beautifully clean. (13629)
The work is from the press of one of Mexico's famed “widow printers,” Paula Benavides, the widow of Bernardo Calderon.
Provenance: Undated (late 17th- or early 18th-century) ownership inscription of the Convent of San Antonio of Queretaro on the verso of the title-page, faded. Partial marca de fuego on top edge, undeciphered because it is so partial.
Via NUC and WorldCat we locate only two copies in U.S. libraries, but we know of a third. Searches of COPAC, CCPB, and the OPAC of the Spanish National Library find no copies in Britain or Spain. The OPAC of the Mexican national library on the other hand, shows seven copies held there.
Andrade 751; Medina, Mexico, 1238. Contemporary limp vellum, no evidence of ties; rear cover with brown staining and piece of rear pastedown excised, with vellum a little small for the text block. Faint and sometimes noticeable waterstain in lower corner of some leaves. (34770)