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Tractatus theologicus De Sacramento Poenitentiae.
Manuscript, Sicily, mid-seventeenth century, 1551. [FINE SICILIAN BINDING] 4to. ff. (iii) 251. MS, on paper, Latin. Mainly brown-black ink in secretary hand, typically 26 lines per page, a.e.g. Small marginal stains to a couple of ff., marginal light foxing in places, the odd ink burn affecting a letter, tiny interlinear worm hole to first gatherings. A very good, well-margined copy on fine paper, crisp and clean, in contemporary Sicilian (probably Palermo) morocco, one fore-edge a little worn, very minor worming to upper corner. Double gilt rule to outer edge, leafy decoration gilt to outer border, central panel with double gilt rule border, large gilt fleurons with birds to each corner, central ovals with Crucifixion and Virgin and Child to upper and lower cover respectively, gilt border with urns and fleurons to ovals. Spine with double gilt rule border, unusual lateral gilt fleurons within. The binding is traceable to late C16 Sicily. The leafy border, solid cornerpieces, and compact gold-tooling of the centrepiece strongly recall the Venetian-style bindings made in the second half of the C16 for the notarial manuscripts of the Ferrero family of Palermo (Davis III, 345; Nixon, Pierpont Morgan , 48). The Tractatus theologicus is a theoretical disquisition on the sacrament and practice of penance. Like similar seventeenth-century ms. tractati de sacramento poenitentiae , it follows the structure of Section XIV of the Council of Trent, held on 25 November 1551, which discussed the nature of penitence and its stages (contrition, confession, administration, absolution, and s … [Click Below for Full Description]
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