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    An Important Set of Church Law

    [Petrus Crabbe, editor]. Concilia Omnia, Tam Generalia, quam particularia, ab apostolorum temporibus in hunc usque diem a sanctissimis patribus celebrata, & quorum acta literis mandata, ex vetustissimis diversa rex regionu(m), his duobus tomis continentur. Tomus Primus ea recenset concilia, quae a beato Petro apostolo vs[que] ad Iohanne[m] huius nominis Papam Secundu[m] seruata inuenimus. Quo[rum] ordinem & nomina si quis accuratius desideret, versa pagina indicabit. [with] Conciliorum omnium, tam generalium q[uam] particulariu[m], a temporibus Agapeti Papae vsque ad Eugenium Papam Quartu[m], ex vetustissimis bibliothecis collectorum, tomus secundus. Quorum ordinem & nomina versa pagina quaerentibus offeret. Cologne: Peter Quentel, 1538. First Crabbe edition. Two folio volumes bound in four. Approximately 12.25 x 7.75 inches. A6, B10, 2A-3T6, 3V4, 3X6, 3Y4, 3Z6-5E6, 5F4; Aa6, Bb8, 2Aa-Yy6, Zz8, a-2e6, 2f4, 3a-3r6, 3s4, 3t-5g6, 5h-5i4. ([16], DLXXVII [i.e. 581], [1]; [14], cxl, CLXXII, DI-DCCCXXV [i.e. 323], [1], leaves. Woodcut of Charles V on his throne on title-page verso in volume I, part I, and volume II part I, both title-pages enclosed in a decorative woodcut border with Saints, Popes, shields, and councils represented, large historiated initials [kinderschule]. Eighteenth century full vellum, spines banded, titles in old hand in ink, some worming; head of volume II, part II heavily worn, bookplates and stamps of Bibliothecae Puseianiae from Cuthbert H. Turner, minor marginal worming, occasional minor stains and foxing. Overall, a very good set. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Petrus Crabbe, (1470-1553, Mechelen). Belgian Franciscan theologian and important editor of church council documents. After a search through almost 500 libraries, he published his Concilia Omnia, in fact the first real edition of these church documents. It was widely used before the new collection of Mansi came out. Luther extensively cited this edition.

    Provenance: Pusey House in Oxford was founded by Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1802) who sought to re-establish the University as a place of moral and religious education. He founded three Hebrew scholarships and the Theological Society, wrote extensively and oversaw such projects as the 'Library of Fathers of the Holy Catholic Church.'

    VD 16 C5643.. BM STC (German) 225. Adams C2769. Index Aurel. 146.233.

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