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1752 Theological Advice for Priests  

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Juizio de Los Sacerdotes, Doctrina Practica, y Anatomia de Sus Conciencias, Dispuesta en Seis Platicas, Que Suele Hazer Al Gremio Eclesiastico en Sus Missiones, y una Instruccion que dà À un Ilustrissimo Señor Obispo.

Calatayud, Pedro de


Juan Joseph Gonzales de Cossio



[46],279,[1]pp. Quarto. Contemporary vellum, contemporary hand-lettering on spine. First American edition of this work by the Spanish Jesuit, Calatayud, containing theological advice for priests. 

The work was first published in separate editions in Pamplona and Valencia in 1736. This Lima edition includes a preface by Pedro Antonio, Archbishop of Lima, outlining the reasons for reprinting the text, and reprints the original dedication and various approvals from the earlier editions. The work consists of six discourses intended to guide priests in their ministerial works. More a philosophical work than a practical guide, Calatayud explores the moral and religious obligations which priests have to those they serve and to themselves. The sixth discourse is addressed to bishops and prelates, and the final essay is addressed to an "illustrious bishop," Archbishop of Cartagena Thomas Joseph de Montes, to whom the work is addressed. 

Donated by William Reese Company, New Haven, CT.

Lot Amendments

Bottom corner of front cover restored, rear cover replaced, and spine reinforced with early vellum. Inside front hinge split, front cover and spine separated from text block, text block split. Light stain along gutter of first six and last two pages. A few gatherings browned, otherwise internally clean. Bottom edge of final nineteen leaves lacking, with absolutely no loss of text. A near good copy.

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