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Lot nr:730
Book nr:31577
Author:[PLANTIN] HESSELS, Jean
Title:De officio pii, et christianae pacis vere amantis viri, exurgente, aut vigente haeresi
Town:Antverpiae
Publisher:ex off. Chr. Plantini
Year:1566
Description:8vo, 140-[2] pp, woodcut printer's device on title page. 19th century polished calf binding, printer's mark gilt on both boards, ribbed back, gilt title, inside dentelle, marbled endpapers
Note:Ref. Voet, 1322; BT, 1433, 8482; not in Labore & Constantia; not in Adams.
Fine copy of the rare first edition of a polemic treatise by Joannes Hessels, professor of theology at Louvain University. Without the 'Oratio', facultative addiction only added to a limited number of copies. This polemical text was directed against the Flemish ecumenical theologian Georg Cassander. As Erasmus, Cassander defended a reformated catholicism, criticizing the disproportionate power of the pope, while Hessels was a protagonist of papal infallibility. Catholic Encyclopedia: "Hessels is not a brilliant writer, but his judgment is accurate and all his work most conscientious"
Price:€500 - €600
Sellingprice:€400
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