Handsome Copy of a Rare Seventeenth-Century Treatise on Ecclesiastical Benefices Delvaulx (Del Vaulx), Andre [1569-1636)]. De Beneficiis Libri IV. Quibus Tum ea Quae Theoriam Concernunt, Tum Maxime Quae in Iudiciis Practicantur, Solide Enucleantur. Cum Indice Omnium Rerum & Materiarum Locupletissimo. Opera Iuris-Consultis, Iudicibus, Advocatis, Ac Aliis Curiarum Utriusque Fori Practicis, & Theologis Utilissimum. Mechelen: Typis Roberti et Viduae Henrici Iaye, 1646. [xxxiv], 612,  pp. Copperplate pictorial title page, full-page coat-of-arms and author portrait. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary vellum with yapp edges, hand-lettered spine (with later retouching), edges rouged, recent thong ties. Some darkening to spine, light spotting to boards, some wear to board edges and corners, rear pastedown just starting to detach along edges. Light toning to text, internally clean. A handsome copy. $1,000. * First edition. Andre del Vaulx, also known as Vallensis, taught canon Law at the University of Louvain. De Beneficiis is a treatise on ecclesiastical benefices. A second edition was published in 1758. Both editions are rare. Concerning the first edition, OCLC locates 4 copies, 1 in North America (at UC-Berkeley Law School). Not in Ferreira-Ibarra.
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