Canon Law and the Regulation of Clerical Life Molanus, Johannes [1533-1585]. De Canonicus Libri Tres, I. De Canonicorum Vita, II. De Eorum Officiis, III. De Dominio Canonicorum et Servis Ecclesiarum. Item, Orationes Tres, De Agnis Dei, De Decimis Dandis, De Decimis Defendendis. Cum Trib. Indicibus. Cologne: In officina Birckman. Sumptib. Arnoldi Mylii, 1587. 6, , 437,  pp. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary limp vellum, early hand-lettered titles to spine and foot of text block, ties lacking. Light soiling, spine ends and corners bumped, front endleaves lacking, rear pastedown renewed. Light toning to text, light foxing to title page, which is lightly soiled, and a few other leaves. Two small early owner stamps and signature to title page interior otherwise clean. $1,250. * Second edition. A legal handbook on the organization and administration of clerical institutions and the rights, responsibilities and liabilities of clerics. It has a chapter on library management and librarians. The appended essays discuss tithes and the proper form of the agnus dei in a mass. First published in 1582, this work went through four later editions, the last one in 1675. Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe M1552.
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