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Girolamo Menghi - Flagellum Daemonum, Exorcismos terribiles [Bound W:] Fustis Daemonum - 1607

Girolamo Menghi - Flagellum Daemonum, Exorcismos terribiles [Bound W:] Fustis Daemonum - 1607

THE EXORCIST'S MANUAL: TO CAST OUT DEMONS AND FREE WOMEN AND MEN FROM EVIL
The true formulas used by the Church to free men from demons. "Gloomy Masterpiece" on exorcism, published before it ended CENSORED in 1704.
Last edition personally revised by Menghi, who died the following year, of two of the most important and influential works of exorcism of the sixteenth century, written by the most authoritative exorcist of Renaissance Italy, Girolamo Menghi, along the lines of the famous Malleus Maleficarum.
Work composed of the Flagellum daemonum, the Remedia efficacissima and the Fustis daemonum (the latter with an independent title page dated 1607). Thorndike VI 556. These works were later included in the authoritative collection of exorcisms Thesaurus Exorcismorum.
In these treatises, Mango not only proposes the use of natural substances in the treatment of possessed people, but also includes many recipes based on herbs and other elements - RECIPES BASED ON NATURAL HERBS

The Exorcist could make the sign of the cross with great frequency and drape the victim with his stole. He could use his book of exorcisms, holy water, fire, or images of the devil.
Various herbs or burnt minerals could have helped drive out the devil. Various items had to be specially blessed, purified to make sure they didn't have any devilish residues.

Beautiful edition of the well-known manual of exorcisms by Girolamo Menghi (Viadana di Mantova 1529-1609) the last published with the revision of the Author. The work, prohibited by the Sacred Congregation in 1709, is a treatise on demonology divided into three books: the first dedicated to the nature, manifestation and power of the devil; the second to the remedies to free the obsessed and to the practice of exorcisms with the prayers to be recited; the third, already published independently in 1584, also contains the precepts for exorcisms. Caillet is missing and cites other editions. Excellent specimen.

CONTENTS
Work composed of the Flagellum daemonum and the Fustis daemonum - Thorndike VI 556. The last edition personally revised by Menghi, who died the following year.
One of the best editions of this "Gloomy masterpiece" on exorcism, before it hit the radar of censorship (1704). The Franciscan monk Menghi published the Scourge for the first time in 1577, following the 'fortune' of his first work on exorcism (Compendium of the art of exorcism and the possibilities of the admirable and stupendous operations of demons and malefics).
However, the Flagellum had a different purpose: while the Compendium was aimed at a wider audience - also to oppose accusations of superstition - and not just the clergy, the Flagellum was written and printed to become a new vademecum for exorcists, on the same along the lines of the famous Malleus Maleficarum.

Girolamo Menghi began his activity as an exorcist very early, destined to become his main occupation. On March 27, 1559 (Easter Monday), in Bologna - as he later recalled in Part Two of the compendium of exorcistic art (p. 336) -, he exorcised a young woman named Mattia. In the presence of some Friars Minor, the woman (in the interpretation of the religious, the devil who possessed her) first set about denying the existence of God and overturning all the dogmas of Christianity; then, shortly before his release, he withdrew everything.

He had evidently acquired a reputation as an expert exorcist that went beyond the city in which he resided: in 1574, in fact, in Reggio Emilia he freed a twenty-year-old girl. The following year, also in Reggio, he was consulted by the doctor Girolamo Arlotto about the case of a woman who was hit by a spell.
M.'s main residence was the convent of the Annunziata in Bologna, but trips to cities and villages in the Po Valley where his experience as an exorcist was in great demand must have been quite frequent.

Girolamo Menghi pressed a vehement defense of exorcism to the Scourge. Menghi supports a very aggressive promotion and publication of exorcism books. He claims that it is impossible to eradicate this plague unless the art of performing exorcisms is fully known and appreciated throughout the Catholic world. Concerned about the perceived chaos that characterized exorcist activities in Italy and the unorthodox practices employed by many exorcists, Menghi set himself the goal of compiling all existing authorized rituals into a manual for the use of exorcists.

His books instruct exorcists on how to diagnose true diabolical possession, how to deal with demons, and how to cast out evil spirits and contain numerous exorcistic liturgies.

Menghi was well acquainted with demonic literature; the authors he cites range from Avicenna to Michele Psellus, from Llull to Sprenger. Despite his contemporary fame, his works were placed in the index of forbidden books by the Holy Office in the 18th century.

The Menghi tried to arrange the devils according to their function, spheres of action and bad habits just as Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite had arranged the angels in his Heavenly Hierarchy.
Very good copy.

In 1704 the Flagellum and the Fustis were heavily censored; the following year it was the turn of the Compendium, which was completely prohibited in 1707.

CONDITION REPORT - COMPLETE
3 parts in 1 volume. Pages [16], 248, 101, [3]; [16], 350, 2 white. First and third part each with its own frontispiece with woodcut frieze. Slight gora of water in the lower outer margin of the cards, complete and well preserved specimen. Binding in full fluffy parchment fragments of laces a little "short" but very solid, to the guard paper handwritten possession note dated 1631, other notes of possession from an ancient hand.
Work composed of the Flagellum daemonum, the Remedia efficacissima and the Fustis daemonum (the latter with its own title page dated 1607). Thorndike VI 556.

FULL TITLES & AUTHORS
FIRST WORK
Flagellum daemonum, exorcismos terribiles, potentissimos, & efficaces, remediaque probatissima, ac doctrinam singularem in malignos spiritus expellendos, facturasque et maleficia fuganda de obsessis corporibus complectens, cum suis benedictionibus, et omnibus requisite ad eorum expulsionm. Accessit postremo pars secunda, quae Fustis daemonum inscribitur. Quibus novi Exorcisms, et alia nothing, quae priùs Desiderabantur, superaddita fuerunt. Author RPF Hieronymo Mengo Vitellianensi, Ord. min. reg. Observantiae.
Venetiis: apud Dominicum Malduram, 1608.

SECOND WORK
Very effective remedia

THIRD WORK (with its own title page)
Fustis Daemonum, Adiurationes Formidabiles, potentissimas, & efficaces in malignos spiritus fugandos de oppressis corporibus humanis. Ex Sacrae Apocalyptis source, varijsque Sanctorum Patrum auctoritatibus haustus complectens. Author RPF Hieronymo Mengo Vitellianensi, Ord. min. reg. Observantie. Opus sane ad maximam Exorcistarum commoditatem nunc in locum editum
Venetiis: apud Dominicum Malduram, 1607.
Girolamo Menghi

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject EXORCISM, DEMONS
Author/ Illustrator Girolamo Menghi
Book Title Flagellum Daemonum, Exorcismos terribiles [Bound W:] Fustis Daemonum
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1607
Edition 1st Edition Thus
Language Latin
Original language Yes
Publisher Venetiis: apud Dominicum Malduram
Binding/ Material Leather
Extras Limited edition
Number of pages 742
Dimensions 162×113 mm
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