1662 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Alphabetum Communicantium by Jesuit Georges Gobat
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Author : Georges Gobat
Title : Alphabetum communicantium : quo XXIII. Casibus Factis, non Fictis breviter proponuntur exponuntur ea, quae ad usum, atque administrationem Sanctissimae Eucharistiae spectant.
Language : Text in Latin
Publisher : Monachii : Typis Lvcæ Straub ; expenis Joannis Wagneri, 1662.
Size : 5 " X 3 "
Pages : 290 pages
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining).
The book : Very nice 17th century edition of Gobat's Alphabetum Communicantium. Besides his "Disputationes in Aristotelem" (Fribourg, 1633–34), and the Latin translation, "Narratio historica eorum quæ Societatis Jesu in Nova Francia fortiter egit et passa est anno 1648-49", from the French of Father Raguenau, S.J., there are mentioned smaller works on the Jubilee and on indulgences, and a collection of practical cases on the Sacraments entitled "Alphabetum". Later these cases were republished under the title "Experentiæ Theologicæ sive experimentalis theologia" (Munich, 1669 and Constance, 1670). The "Alphabetum quadraplex de voto, juramento, blasphemia, superstitione" appeared at Constance in 1672. These works were several times republished in three volumes under the heading "Opera Moralia", for instance, at Douai, 1701, the last edition being published at Venice, 1749.
The author : George Gobat (born at Charmoilles, in the Diocese of Basel, now Doubs, France, 1 July 1600; died 23 March 1679) was a French Jesuit theologian.He entered the Society of Jesus, 1 June 1618. After teaching the humanities he was professor of sacred sciences at Fribourg, Switzerland (1631–41), and of moral theology at the Jesuit college in Halle, Belgium (1641–44). He then was at Munich (1644–47), rector at Halle (1647–51), and professor of moral theology at Ratisbon (1651–54). He was rector at Fribourg (1654–56), and professor of moral theology at Constance (1656–60), where he was also penitentiary of the cathedral, a post he retained until his death.