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Compendio dell’Arte Essorcistica
Bologna, Giovanni Rossi & Venice, Varisco 1584 - Compendio dell’Arte Essorcistica, et Possibilità delle Mirabili, et Stupende Operationi delli Demoni, et de i Malefici. Con li rimedij opportuni alle infirmità maleficiali . Con una copiosissima gionta dell’istesso Autore . Bologna, Giovanni Rossi, 1584. [8] f. + 614p. + [30]f; title in red & black with episcopal arms surrounded by typographical border, woodcut initials. (And): Parte Seconda del Compendio Dell’Arte Essorcistica. Nellaqual si tratta della natura delli Angeli cosi buoni, come rei, & della possibilità delle mirabili . Venice, Zorzi Varisco for Giorgio Varisco, 1601. [64]f + 717 + [1]p. Printer’s woodcut devices on title and at end. 2 volumes in 12mo. Half vellum. Author's augmented edition of this classic of occult literature. Girolamo Menghi (1529-1609),a Franciscan monk from Viadana, was the leading exorcist of the Italian Renaissance. The Compendio,his best known work, is a summary of his experiences as official exorcist of the Bologna diocese over a period of thirty years, where he treats the nature of demons and witches and describes successfully tested methods of containing evil. First published in 1580, a supplement was added in 1601, offered here as a second volume. The dedication is to Cardinal Giulio Feltri della Rovere (1532-78), sponsor of sacred music and protector of the Franciscan Order. Menghi's work precedes the codification of exorcism rites in Rituale Romanum (1614) during the pontificate of Pope Paul V. It was placed on the Index in 1709. USTC 842029; Caillet III, 76: "Absolument rarissime". [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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