Lutheran Treatise on Church Property, Tithes and Clergy Bohmer, Justus Henning [1674-1749]. Ius Parochiale ad Fundamenta Genuina Revocatum a Spuriis Principiis Purgatum Atque Ita Adornatum ut Ius Ecclesiasticum Protestantium Illustrare et Usum Modernum Libri Tertii Decretalium Quoad Praecipuas Materias Ostendere Queat Adiecto Indice Triplici et Supplemento Novo. Halle: Litteris & Impensis Orphanotrophei, 1738. [xxiv], 552, . Frontispiece and free endpapers lacking. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, attractive hand-lettered title to spine, gilt device to center of front and rear boards, green edges. Light soiling and a few minor stains. Title page with attractive large copperplate printer device printed in red and black, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light browning, foxing, and dampstaining to a few leaves, interior otherwise fresh. Ex-library. Remains of shelf label to foot of spine, small owner stamps to front pastedown and title page. An appealing copy of an important work. $450. * Fifth edition, corrected, with additions. With indexes. Bohmer was perhaps the leading German authority of his age on ecclesiastical law and its history. He played a leading role in the adaptation of canon law for use in the Lutheran church and established sound theoretical foundations for Lutheran church law. First published in 1701, Ius Parochiale addresses issues relating to church property, tithes and clergy. Kleinheyer and Schroder, Deutsche Juristen aus Funf Jahrhundert 45. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 3:749.
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