Liar! Zahn, Balthasar Conrad [1616-1665]. Tractatus De Mendaciis Ex Sacris, Juridicis, Ethicis, Politicis, Historicisque Varie Congestus & In Tres Libros Dispositus; Primo, De Variis Mendaciorum Generibus, Secundo, De Illorum Poenis, Tertio, De Mendacio Urato Seu Iuramento Firmato, Quod est Perjurium. Cum Indice Duplici, Uno Capitum, Altero Rerum Memorabilium. Editio Secunda Priore Multis Mendis Castigatior & Correctior. Cologne: Apud Wilhelmum & Franciscum Metternich, 1686. [viii], 504,  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, raised bands and early hand-lettered title to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, a few minor stains to boards, spine darkened, spine ends bumped, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns. Title page printed in red and black, woodcut head-pieces and tail-pieces. Moderate toning to text, browning in places, occasional light foxing. A few annotations to endleaves, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to title page. An appealing copy of an interesting and scarce title. $1,750. * Second and final edition. First published in 1662, this is an extensive canon-law treatise on various types of lies and the moral and legal consequences of lying. In addition to general issues of truth and falsehood it considers libel, slander and blasphemy. Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 12:109106Z.
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