|Author:||[PLANTIN] HESSELS, Jean|
|Title:||De officio pii, et christianae pacis vere amantis viri, exurgente, aut vigente haeresi|
|Publisher:||ex off. Chr. Plantini|
|Description:||8vo, 140- 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|