Rare Sixteenth-Century Spanish Treatise Concerning Monasteries Sosa, Francisco de [fl. 1556]. Advertencias de Fray Francisco de Sosa, Lector de Theologia en el Convento de Sant Francisco de Salamanca: Cerca de la Nueva Constitucion de Nuestro Sanctissimo Padre Clemente Papa VIII. De Largitione Munerum Utriusque Sexus Regularibus Interdicta. Declaranse Algunas Resoluciones de Derecho en Punctos Difficultosos. Salamanca: En Casa Iuan Fernandez, 1596. [x], 131,  pp. Quarto (8" x 6"). Contemporary limp vellum, black rules to covers, calligraphic title to spine, early hand-lettered title to spine, ties mostly lacking. Some soiling and small stains, spine darkened with a few small chips near center, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns. Light to moderate toning to text, occasional faint dampspotting, internally, clean. $1,100. * First edition. This book details a series of legal reforms regarding monasteries and holy orders implemented by Pope Clement VI, formerly a canon lawyer (Ippolito Aldobrandini, 1536-1605, the son of notable jurist Sylvestro Aldobrandini). For the most part, these reforms led to an increase of Papal control and supervision. Two other editions were published in 1597 and 1696. OCLC locates no copies of this title in North America. No copies located at the Library of Congress, Harvard Law School or UC-Berkeley Law School. Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 319804.
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