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De futuro impiorum statu libri tres ubi advers. deistas, nuperos Origenistas, Socinianos, aliosq; novatores Ecclesiae Catholicae doctrina de poenarum inferni veritate qualitate et aeternitate asseritur et illustratur.
[Verona]: Typis Seminarii Veronensis Folio (31.7 cm; 12.5"). [16], XXIV, 405 pp. Lacks final blank (only).. 1748 Neatly printed Latin treatise on future punishment for those who do not follow the ways of the Catholic Church, its three books covering why punishment should exist, what merits it, and the punishments themselves. => Alden & Landis also note this text "mentions beliefs on afterlife by people in Americas." The Americana content is found in the first section of the volume, dedicated to "deists," chapter XI (subsections xxvi?xxxii); the natives discussed include those of Canada (Hurons), Virginia, Florida, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, the Caribbean, and Brazil. Earlier in the "deists" section there is equally interesting discussion of the afterlife in the religions for various => African nations. The title-page is printed in red and black with an engraved armorial design in the center. Several engraved historiated initials, including a few that show people holding books, and one engraved headpiece of women leading horses on clouds decorate the text. Binding: Uncut text in an 18th-century cartonné binding with an attractive hand-lettered vellum spine label. Provenance: "Ex Libris P. Josephi Sacella" written in the bottom margin of the title-page; Sacella has also inked a few words (mostly obliterated) to the front pastedown and a manicule within the text. Uncut and bound as above, corners bumped and binding rubbed with some loss of paper at front bottom corner, binding dust-soiled and spotted. Volume with final blank (only) lacking and with markings as noted above; half-title with loss of some paper at fore-edge. One leaf detached and two with short to medium marginal tears; central gatherings with a very pale, old, circular stain across gutter reaching type on a few leaves only; and a few leaves creased or with small spots. => A handsome text interestingly cased.
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