Catholic Church - Canones et decreta sacrosancti oecumenici concilii tridentini & Index librorum prohibitorum - 1564

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Catholic Church - Canones et decreta sacrosancti oecumenici concilii tridentini & Index librorum prohibitorum - 1564
Bibles, History, Incunabula & early printing, Literature, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Book

Canones et decreta sacrosancti oecumenici et generalis concilii tridentini. Sub Paulo III. Julio III. Pio IIII. Pont. Max. Opus nunc primum in Germania excusum integre, & ad fidem autographi Venetia Exemplaris, quod a prioribus editionibus variat soepe - 1564 + Index librorum prohibitorum cum regulis confectis per Patres a tridentina Synodo delectos authoritatate Sanctiss D.N. PII IIII. Pont. Max. comprobatus.

18mo, first edition, contemporary pigvellum binding with clasps present and functional. Blind-stamped decorations to boards. Four raised ribs to spine. Woodcut initials. Title in ink to top of spine, another marking in ink to middle of spine. Blue block edges. Ink inscriptions to front pastedown and endpaper, many inscriptions (pen, pencil and stamp) to second to last endpaper. First endpaper missing corner, title page partially remaining, and meded on another page. First 9 pages have top corner repaired. Rubbing to boards and spine, most notable at hinges and ribs. Darkening and staining to some pages but in general clean impression. Very rare and well-preserved copy. 528+80+4pp.

The Roman Catechism was commissioned during the Catholic Counter-Reformation by the Council of Trent, to expound doctrine and to improve the theological understanding of the clergy. It differs from other summaries of Christian doctrine for the instruction of the people in two points: it is primarily intended for priests having care of souls (ad parochos), and it enjoyed an authority within the Catholic Church equalled by no other catechism until the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The Index Librorum Prohibitorum ("List of Prohibited Books") was a list of publications deemed heretical or contrary to morality by the Sacred Congregation of the Index (a former Dicastery of the Roman Curia), and Catholics were forbidden to read them without permission. Pope Paul IV established the Index of Prohibited Books which banned thousands of book titles and blacklisted publications, including the works of Europe's intellectual elites. This index condemned religious texts, readings of romance, and graded authors based on their degree of toxicity. The stated aim of the list was to protect the faith and morals of the faithful by preventing the reading of theologically, culturally, or politically disruptive books.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Bibles, History, Incunabula & early printing, Literature, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Catholic Church
Book Title
Canones et decreta sacrosancti oecumenici concilii tridentini & Index librorum prohibitorum
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1564
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Dilingae, excudebat sebaldus mayer
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Number of pages
592
Dimensions
15.4×9.6 cm
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