With a Section on Canon-Law Jurisprudence Bonacina, Martino [1585-1631]. Tractatus Tres de Legibus, De Peccatis, Et de Praeceptis Decalogi: In Quorum Primo Agitur de Legibus in Genere, & in Specie, & de iis Que Pertinent ad Legem Praeceptivam, & Poenalem, & ed eius Cessationem Agitur Etiam de Dispensationibus, & de Privi Egiis. In Secundo Vero Copiose Agitur de Peccatis. In Tertio Denique Plura de Praeceptis Decalogi, Deque Duobus Ecclesiae Praeceptis, Videlicet, Ieiunio, & Decimis; Solertissime Disputatur. In Hac Vero Nostra Postrema Editione non Solum Omnes Errores qui in Priori Irrepserant Omni Diligentia Correcti & Emendati Sunt, Verum Etiam Quamplura Loca ab Ipso Autore Perpolita, & Illustrata. Venice: Sumptibus Disjunctae Societatis, 1629. [x], 916,  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (8" x 6"). Contemporary vellum, speckled edges. Some soiling and a few minor stains, a few tiny worm holes, small chip to upper corner of rear board, front hinge cracked but secure, rear hinge starting, minor worming to pastedowns. Large woodcut device to title page, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Edges trimmed with negligible loss to text in first and final gatherings. Toning, faint dampspotting and stains in a few places, internally clean. $350. * Final edition. Bonacina was one of the foremost moralists of his age and an influential church official. A fine introduction to his work on law and theology, Tractatus Tres was first published in 1622. Other editions followed in 1627, 1625 and 1629. As its subtitle indicates, the first of the three tractati discusses the jurisprudence of canon law. The other sections discuss sin and the Ten Commandments from the viewpoints of law and theology. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of the 1629 edition, 1 in North America (St. Bonaventure University). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.
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