Paolo Segneri (1624-1694), "Incredulus non excusabilis", Dilingae, printer by Joannis Caspari Bencard, Bibliopolae Academici, 1696, 670 p. First Latin translation of "L'incredulo senza scusa" originally published in 1690. Full, period vellum binding. Interior incredibly fresh.
Gorgeous frontispiece by the painter Johann Heiss (1640-1704) engraved by Leonhard Heckenauer (1655-1704) depicting Cornelius the centurion’s visitation with an angel in the Acts of the Apostles. While he was praying, the angel came to him in a vision and said that “The Lord had heard his prayer,” and ask him to have Simon “called Peter,” (who was in Joppa) come to his home (Acts 10:1-8), with the quote in Latin “hic dicet tibi quid te oporteat facere" (he will tell you want you will have to do.”
Beautiful provenance: "Ex-libris Petri Josephi Wys" + label "Ad Bibliothecam FF. Minor. Convent. Solodori” + handwritten note: “Franciscanorum".
Paolo Segneri was an Italian Jesuit priest, preacher, country missionary, and ascetic writer. He was educated at the Collège Romain and joined the Company of Jesus in 1637. Pietro Sforza Pallavicino taught him theology. He was ordained priest in 1653. He first preached in the great cathedrals. His “Quaresimale,” published in Florence in 1679, was read and admired by Antonio Pignatelli. The latter became Pope Innocent XII and summoned him to preach to him. He made him the theologian of the Penitentiaria.
- Number of Books
- Bibles, Religion
- Author/ Illustrator
- Paolo Segneri, Johann Heiss, Leonhard Heckenauer
- Book Title
- Incredulus non excusabilis
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Dilingae, chez l'imprimeur Joannis Caspari Bencard
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 20×16 cm