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Index Librorum Prohibitorum, Sammelband, 1570-1597.

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2730B
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178
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$1,722$1,400

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Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

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Index Librorum Prohibitorum, Sammelband, 1570-1597.
Philip II of Spain (1527-1598) De Librorum Prohibitorum Catalogo Observando. Antwerp: Plantin, 1570, eight leaves (A8), printed in French, German, and Latin;
[bound with] Index Librorum Prohibitorum, Antwerp: Plantin, 1570, (A-F8, G6);
[and] Index Librorum Prohibitorum, Venice: Marcum de Claseris, 1597, octavo, (A-F8, with the final blank, F8), the three bound in late 17th century speckled calf, gold-tooled spine; worn, top compartment of the spine and headband missing, stamp of the Department des Deux-Nethes of Antwerp on the last leaf of text of the last work; Antwerp (or Anvers) was part of France during the French Revolution, under the name Deux-Nethes, in 1814 it was made part of Holland, and then incorporated into Belgium in 1830; 6 x 4 in.
The Catholic Church began keeping a list of prohibited books in the mid-16th century. Anything considered heretical, inconsistent with church teachings, carnal, or theologically dangerous was eligible, including important works of science and philosophy, poetry, and even translations of the Bible into vernacular languages, Protestants were under special scrutiny.
Estimate $2,000-2,200

A8; A-F8, G6; A-F8


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