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Limborch, Philippi a. (Philipp van Limborch)
Historia inquisitionis: cui subjungitur liber sententiarum inquisitionis tholosanae ab anno Christi MCCCVII ad annum MCCCXXIII [From the personal library of Jose Maria de Melo, Titular Bishop of the Algarve, Inquisitor General in the Kingdom of Portugal and its dominions, and Confessor of Her Majesty Queen Maria I]
Amstelodami (Amsterdam): Apud Henricum Westenium, 1692. First edition. Hardcover. Fair-Good. Folio. [16], 384, [12]pp (Index), [8], 397, [19]pp. Original spotted calf with gold lettering and tooling on spine. Raised bands. All edges red. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's sticker (Jose Maria de Mello*) on inside of front cover. Vignette on red and black lettered title page. Decorative initials. This remarkable work consists of a record of sentences given by the Inquisition of Toulouse (Southwestern France) between 1307 and 1328, and is preceded by an account of the origin and methods of the Inquisition. Van Limborch's "Liber Sententiarum Inquisitionis Tolosanae" is still considered important nowadays for its meticulous transcription of a manuscript by the Dominican inquisitor Bernard Gui long regarded as lost forever, but rediscovered in London (British Library, ms. Add. 4697). This volume is complete with its 10 striking engravings in 9 plates (including 4 folded). 2 of the plates are signed by Adriaan Schoonebeek**. Heavy rubbing along edges of binding. Hinges starting, but covers still attached. Moderate and sporadic foxing and age-toning throughout. Text in Latin. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+, plates in very good condition. About the author: Philipp van Limborch (1633-1712) was professor of theology at the seminary of the remonstrants in Amsterdam. His most important work, "Institutiones theologiae christianae, ad praxin pietatis et promotionem pacis, christianae unice directae" (Amsterdam, 1686, 5th ed., 1735), is a full and clear exposition of the sys … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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