A Rare Guide to the Sacraments with Interesting Material on Marriage Guido, de Monte Rocherii (Rochen) [14th c.]. Manipulus Curatorum; Qui summe Quilibet Sacerdoti est Necessarius et Nucliam Virtutis Animarum Ipsasq[ue] Redimendas a Purgatorio & Eterna da[m]pnatione quo Modo ad Beatitudine Pertingi Valeant in se Continet: Summa cum Diligentia Correctus. [Lyon: Printer of Persius or Paris: Michel Topie], 24 March 1497. 148 ff. Collation: a-s8, t4. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3"; 14cm x 7.5cm). Recent period-style vellum, large blind arabesques to boards, raised bands to spine, thong ties, endpapers renewed. 32-line text in single column. A few woodcut capitals, other capital spaces, some with guide letters, left blank. Moderate toning, some edgewear to text block, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, wear to corners of first two leaves, early annotations to front endleaf and title page. $6,000. * Intended for novice priests, this pocket guide to the sacraments (with notes on canon law) has a chapter on marriage that discusses sexual problems, "De impedimento ompotentiae coeundi." It was a popular work in its day, but the Council of Trent (1563) and the creation of the Roman Catechism (1566) made this book obsolete. There is some debate concerning the printer of our imprint. The Catalogue des Incunables (CIBN) differentiates a Printer of Guido de Monte Rochen from the Printer of Persius, who is there identified with Maillet (cf. CIBN S-334 and T-36). The Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke (GW) identifies proposes, tentatively, Michel Topie. All editions of this title are scarce or rare today. The Incunabula Short-Title Catalogue locates 3 copies of our 1497 imprint, 1 in North America (Brown University). Not in Goff. GW 11779.
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