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Regula Cleri, Sive Magisterium Clerici.
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Regula Cleri, Sive Magisterium Clerici.

Béziers, J. Barbut 1656.

Nearly agenda 24mo (102 x 53 mm.). [xxi], 528, [4]p.

Contemporary vellum over soft paper boards, manuscript spine title.

First Edition: the author’s as well as the printer’s first book. This spiritual directory was read into the 19th century, especially in Spain and its New World colonies. Its fifty-two Sunday meditations (tonsure, vestments, hospitality, wine (pp. 77-84), clerics’ legal immunity…) end with a partly schematic guide to the Mass and lists of each week’s biblical reading. In good condition (one blank corner gone, a few minor stains), canceled manuscript title inscription of Sebastian ?Lin[n]es of Châtillon (?Drôme) dated 11 May 1680.
Répertoire bibliographique des livres imprimés en France au XVIIe siècle IX: 35,137 (Mende only).

Item #10799

Price: $1,150.00