A Standard Canon-Law Treatise on Punishment Tesauro, Carlo Antonio [1587-1655]. Giraldi, Ubaldo [1692-1775], Editor. De Poenis Ecclesiasticis Praxis Absoluta, Et Universalis. Iam Primum in Duas Partes Distributa Nunc Notis, & Accessionibus Earumdem Poenarum ab Anno MDCLIII. Ad Currentem MDCCLX. Inflictarum Locupletata ab Adm. R.P. Ubaldo Giraldi a S. Cajetano. Opus Diligenter Revisum, Emendatumque, Ac Propositionibus ab Apostolica Sede Proscriptis Auctum Publicae Commoditati Deferunt. Rome: Haeredes Jo. Laurentii Barbiellini, 1760. [iv], 524 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (13" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, raised bands and early hand-lettered title and small early shelf label (reading "63") to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing, light soiling and a few tiny worm holes to spine, boards slightly bowed, corners bumped and somewhat worn, crack in text block between front free endpaper and title page, which is printed in red and black. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, some leaves have light foxing or dampspotting. A handsome copy. $750. * Later edition. First published in 1640, this treatise on punishments by a Jesuit canonist went through at least six editions. It was a standard work into the final decades of the nineteenth century. Not in the Canon Law Collection of the Library of Congress.
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