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24 April 2001
[GREGORY XVI, Pope]. [VIDA, Marcus Hieronymus]. Cremonensium orationes III. Adversus papienses in controversia principatus. Cremona: [Johannes Mutius and Bernardinus Locheta], 1550.
8o (140 x 96 mm). Collation: *2 (blank, woodcut frontispiece, title-page) A-R8 (text, errata). (Some very occasional pale spotting or browning.) 19th-century mottled sheep, sides with a gilt fanfare design with fleur-de-lis and leafy sprays in the compartments, WITH THE ARMS OF POPE GREGORY XVI, smooth spine gilt, tan morocco lettering-piece, red-stained edges (extremities somewhat rubbed).
Provenance: Pope Gregory XVI (binding); J.J.B. Runei (ownership inscription on title-page, 1720); Oliver Henry Perkins (bookplate); Cortlandt F. Bishop (morocco bookplate, American Art Association, 6 April 1938, lot 518).
Pope Gregory XVI (1765-1846) served as Pope from 1831 to 1846. His efforts to consolidate papal authority within the church were matched by his support of traditional monarchies throughout Europe. Gregory upheld the unchanging constitution of the Roman Catholic church and the infallible authority of the papacy. Adams C-2926; BM/STC Italian, p.203.
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