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4 vols. 4to. lvi, 552; xl, 568; lvi, 552; xxviii, 676 pp. Title vignette, engraved headpieces, index; scattered foxing throughout all vols. Title printed in red and black, printed in two columns per page, with marginal notes. Contemporary full vellum, holograph ink spine titles; lightly soiled, hinges starting, Vol. IV lower right front corner torn. Vol. I Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. Very good. RARE. FIRST EDITION of Guerra's edition of the Luxemburg Bullarium, one of the most famous editions of papal bulls ever published. In 1586, Laertius Cherobini published the first bullarium, a collection of 922 papal constitutions declared from Gregory VII down the line to Sixtus V, the contemporary reigning pope. A "fuller but not more accurate reprint with supplementary volumes appeared in the eighteenth century, nominally at Luxembourg, although the actual place of impression is said to have been Geneva. Of this edition, which is one of the most commonly met with in libraries, the first eight volumes coming down to Benedict XVIII all bear the date 1727, while a ninth and tenth volume, supplementing the earlier portion, appeared in 1730. Other supplements followed at intervals. Four volumes were published in 1741 covering respectively the periods 1670â€“89, 1689â€“1721, 1721â€“30, 1730â€“40. In the same series, and still later, we have the following volumes: XV (1748), extending over 1734â€“40; XVI (1752) 1740â€“45; XVII (1753), 1746â€“49; XVIII (1754), 1748â€“52; XIX (1758), 1752â€“57. The last four volumes are entirely taken up with the Bulls of Benedict XIV" (Wiki.pedia). "This work is not only an abridgment of the Luxemburg edition of the Bullarium, but extensively enlarged by additions extracted from Baronius, Raynaldus, and Cocquelines" (Stewart 3815). "It may be added that compendiums have also been published of the 'Bullarium Romanum' as printed in the eighteenth century. Of these the most valuable is probably that of Guerra. . .which possesses a very complete and useful index" (Thurston, p. 51). REFERENCES: Stewart, C.J., C.J. Stewart's Catalogue, Pt. I, London: C.J. Stewart, 1845; Thurston, Herbert, "Bullarium," The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, New York: Encyclopedia Press, 1913. Locations (COPAC): British Library; Cambridge; Oxford. First Edition.
Title: Pontificiarum Constitutionum in Bullariis Magno, et Romano Contentarum, et Aliunde Desumptarum Epitome, et Secundum Materias Dispositio cum Indigibus Logupletissimis.
Publisher: Venice:, Heredis Nicolai Pezzana, 1772.: 1772
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