A Rare Textbook on Public Canon Law Tomicich, Francisco de Paula. Synopsis Doctrinae in Praestituto ex Iure Ecclesiastico Tentamine Propugnandae, Mariae Theresiae Augustae, Reginae Apostolicae Dicata, Atque sub his Sacratissimis Auspiciis Publice Propugnata ad Alexandro Kranner. Graz: Typiis Haeredum Widmanstadii, 1774. [xxx], 159, ;  pp. Final section has a title page. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine with lettering piece. A few minor nicks and scuffs, boards slightly bowed, light rubbing to extremities. Moderate toning and light foxing to text, title page and adjacent endleaf partially detached. A handsome copy of a rare title. $950. * Second and final edition. First published in 1773, this is a textbook on public canon law issued under the auspices of the University of Graz. Some of its topics are specific to the Holy Roman Empire, such as the legal force of Frankish capitularies, the legal nature of concordats and the Peace of Westphalia. One hundred examination questions are listed at the end of the text. It is an interesting work because it shows how these older areas of public law were interpreted in the later eighteenth century. Counting both editions, OCLC locates 5 copies, none in North America. Not in Ferreira-Ibarra.
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