Rare first edition in a very beautifully preserved contemporary vellum binding.
Eugenio Lombardo (pseudonym of Celestino Sfondrati) - Regale sacerdotium Romano Pontifici assertum, et quatuor propositionibus explicatum - no place of publication (Sankt Gallen), Typis et expensis Cyriandri Donati, 1684 - (8) -589- (3) pp. - 16 × 20.5 cm.
Condition: excellent. Contemporary parchment with small flaps. Beautiful copy. First pages with traces of a water stain at the bottom (unobtrusive). Very clean bookblock. Very solid and crisp vellum binding.
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This work, published under a pseudonym and without specifying the place of publication, is a defence of the papal authority and privileges against the 4 articles of the Declaration of the French Clergy from 1682. Rare first edition, printed in St. Gall.
Celestino Sfondrati (10 January 1644 - 4 September 1696) was an Italian Benedictine theologian, Prince-abbot of St. Gall and Cardinal.
Sfondrati was born in Milan. At the age of twelve he was placed in the school at Rorschach, on the Bodensee, which was conducted by the Benedictines of St. Gall, and on 26 April 1660, he took the Benedictine habit at St. Gall. When twenty-two years old he already taught philosophy and theology at Kempten, and, after his elevation to the priesthood (26 April 1668), he became professor and master of novices at his monastery.
From 1679 to 1682 he taught canon law at the Benedictine University of Salzburg. In 1682 he returned to St. Gall to take charge of a small country church near Rorschach for a short time, whereupon Abbot Gallus appointed him his vicar-general.
In 1686 Pope Innocent XI created him Bishop of Novara, a dignity which he accepted only with reluctance. He was, however, prevented form taking possession of his see by being elected Prince-abbot of St. Gall on 17 April 1687.
His learning and piety, as well as his literary works in defence of the papal authority against the principles of Gallicanism, induced Pope Innocent XII to create him cardinal-priest on 12 December 1695, with the titular church of St. Caecilia in Trastevere. But he had scarcely reached Rome when his health began to fail. He died in Rome, nine months after receiving the purple and was buried in his titular church.
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- Eugenio Lombardo
- Book Title
- Regale sacerdotium Romano Pontifici assertum, en kwartetpropositionibus explicatum
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
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- 20.5×16 cm