The Classic Manual of the Spanish Inquisition Eimeric, Nicolau [1320-1399]. Pena, Francisco [1540-1612], Editor, Commentary. Directorium Inquisitorum, Ordinis Praedicatorum, Cum Commentariis Francisci Pegne Sacr[a]e Theologiae ac Iuris Utriusque Doctoris. In hac Postrema Editione Iterum Emendatum & Auctum, & Multis Litteris Apostolicis Locupletatum. Accessit Haeresum, Rerum et Verborum Multiplex, & Copiosissimus Index. Venice: Apud Marcum Antonium Zalterium, 1607. [xxxii], 687, , 153,  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary limp vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking. Light rubbing, soiling and a few minor stains, corners and spine ends bumped and somewhat worn, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns, front hinge partially cracked, minor worming to rear pastedown, first two gatherings slightly loose and with light edgewear. Moderate toning to text, early private library marks to front free endpaper and foot of title page. $3,000. * Later edition. The primary manual used by members of the Spanish Inquisition [1478-1834], the Directorium Inquisitorum circulated widely in manuscript and was first printed in Seville in 1500. Editions and translations of this durable work were issued into the eighteenth century. It outlines crimes of heresy, the errors of other faiths and such crimes as witchcraft, blasphemy, bigamy and sodomy. Also a procedure manual, it outlines denunciations, the investigation of crimes, including the use of torture, trials and punishments, including forms of excommunication. The book's second part consists of Papal documents regulating the Inquisition. Universal Short-Title Catalogue 4035319.
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