1680 Scarce Latin Book - Nicolas de Hanapes - Exemples of Virtue and Vice - Virtutum vitiorumque exempla.
Author : Nicolas de Hannapes; Guillaume Perault.
Title : Virtutum vitiorumque exempla ex utriusque legis promptuario decerpta. Per R.D.D. Guilielmum Peraldum Episcopum Lugdunensem ab Ordine Praedicatorum Assumptum. Ultima & emendatior editio : cum prooemio doctissimo eiusdem authoris, & indice alphabetico : additur etiam index Breviarii sacri Concilii Tridentini.
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher : Lugduni : Apud Ioann. Bapt. de Ville, via Mercatoria, sub signo Scientiae, 1680.
Size : 6 " X 4 "
Pages : 543-186 pages
Binding : Very good full calf binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed, upper and lower parts of spine worn and chipped - has shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, some foxing and staining, missing the first and the last blank endpaper).
Estimate : (USD 250 - USD 300)
The book : Scarce 17th century edition of Hanapes Virtutum vitiorumque exempla. His main work Liber de exemplis sacre scripturae composed between 1260 and 1278 was a great success. The work presents thousands of examples taken exclusively from the Bible which allow preachers to illustrate their teaching on the virtues and vices, and to help the faithful to behave Christianly in public and private life, including in moment of death. It was first printed in Venice in 1477 and attributed to Saint Bonaventure. It is frequently reissued under various titles. Thus: Summa virtutum et viciorum (Cologne 1544, and Paris 1548), Virtutum vitiorumque exempla ex universo divinae scripture promptuario desumta, Flores biblici, Exempla biblica (Augsburg, 1726), or simply as 'Bible of the poor' (Biblia pauperum) , probably because these stories were easily understood, and because the publishers had arranged them in alphabetical order.
It is translated into the vernacular. In French by Tyron: the Promptuaire des examples des virtues et des vices (Antwerp, 1520). In English by Paynel: The Examples of virtue and vice (London, 1561).
The author: Nicolas de Hanappes, born around 1225 in Hannappes, in the Ardennes (France), and died at sea, off Saint-Jean-d'Acre, on May 18, 12911, was a Dominican priest, and French prelate. Last Latin patriarch of Jerusalem (with residence in Acre) he is also a recognized spiritual author.
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