Notable Seventeenth-Century Jesuit Treatise on Marriage and Marriage Law Sanchez, Tomas [1550-1610]. Soarez, Emanuel Laurentius, Editor. Compendium Totius Tractatus de S. Matrimonii Sacramento. Ab Emanuele Laurentio Soares Ulyssiponesi, Presbytero Theologo, Alphabetice Breviter Dispositum. Cologne: Sumptibus Petri Henningii, 1624. [xxiv], 455 pp. 12mo. (5-1/4" x 3-1/4"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, ties lacking, blind rules to boards, early hand-lettered title to spine. A few minor scratches, light soiling to spine, boards slightly bowed, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, early owner signature to front free endpaper, partial crack in text block between front endleaf and title page, moderate toning to text. Ex-library. Small bookplates to front pastedown and free endpaper. An attractive copy. $500. * Third edition. First published in 1621, this is a comprehensive reference work on the Jesuit view of marriage both as a Christian sacrament and an institution controlled in detail by canon law. Among other topics it addresses adultery, bigamy, cohabitation, impediments to marriage, excommunication, hermaphrodites, impotence, incest, sexual relations and infidelity. A popular work, it went through several editions into the eighteenth century. Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 1:010985Z.
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