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Angelus Carletus de Clavasio - Summa Angelica - 1492

Angelus Carletus de Clavasio - Summa Angelica - 1492

Angelus Carletus de Clavasio - Summa Angelica - 1492
Religion - Quantity: 1 - Book

INCUNABULO. Summa Angelica de casibus conscientae. Venice: Georgius Arrivabenus, June 4, 1492. Cards (8: facsimiles), 519 + 12 indices (facsimiles); cm. 13 x 19. The indices and the cards in the introduction are fac.simili, as well as a further 4 cards, but these are sheets that only a careful bibliophile would distinguish from the originals: vintage paper, very fresh. Solid specimen, very cool, rustling paper. No redness, no woodworms. Beautiful, solid 19th century binding in mz leather. Gothic font on two columns. Large letterpress of Arrivabene imprinted on the reverse of paper 519. This work was the first that Giorgio Arrivabene, after the split from Paganini, released from his presses on his own in October 1487; given the success, he later reprinted it
Work of the Franciscan, apostolic nuncio under Popes Sixtus IV and Innocent VIII, Angelo Carletti (1411 - 1495), a fervent religious and careful scholar of spirituality. The Summa Angelica collects in alphabetical order and develops in 659 chapters a set of rules that analyze cases of conscience and are addressed to those who want to live their lives in a Christian way. The themes range not only on the knowledge of spirituality, but deal with disparate themes such as necromancy, prostitution, usury, inquisition, alchemy (condemned as false and harmful), etc. etc. The work was widespread and aroused the anger and hatred of Martin Luther who judged it one of the most harmful symbols of Catholic orthodoxy, so much so that he defined it "Summa Diabolica" and burned it together with his bull of excommunication on 10 December of 1520 in the Wittenberg square.

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Author/ Illustrator
Angelus Carletus de Clavasio
Book Title
Summa Angelica
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition Thus
Original language
Number of pages
19×13 cm
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