By a Notable Belgian Canonist and Cleric Chokier de Surlet, Jean de [1571-1656]. Scholia in Primarias Preces Imperatoris in Quinque Sectiones Divisas: Ab Ipso Authore Recognita, Variis Rotae Decisionibus ac Diversis Pontificum & Imperatorum Constitutionibus, Cardinaliumque Sacri Concilii Tridentini Interpretum Declarationibus, Iuxta Stylum & Praxim Praesentis Temporis Illustrata. Accesserunt ad Singulas Sectiones Argumenta & Summaria, Indexque Questionum & Materiarum Locupletissimus. Liege: Typis Viduae Leonardi Streel, 1658. [xvi], 198 [i.e. 200],  pp. Quarto (7-3/4" x 6"). Contemporary unlettered vellum. Rubbing to extremities, chip to lower corner of front board, other corners and spine ends bumped, soiling to spine, a few faint stains, boards somewhat bowed, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns. Attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light browning, faint dampstaining to a few leaves, some wear to edges of preliminaries and rear endleaves. Later armorial bookplate (of Leon Lahaye) to front pastedown. Early annotations to head of front free endpaper and foot of title page, interior otherwise clean. $950. * Second edition. Surlet was an important theologian, canon lawyer, and Canon of Liege Cathedral. He went on to become Vicar-General of that city. Scholia is a treatise dealing with petitions, appeals and requests according to canon law and secular law of Liege. The first edition was published in 1621, the third and final edition in 1674. Our 1658 imprint was printed by a woman, "The Widow of Leonard Streel." Not in Dekkers or the British Museum Catalogue. This edition not in Camus. Schulte, Die Geschichte der Quellen und Literatur der Canonischen Rechts I:694.
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