Rare Handwritten Book Manuscript Theology/bible Scripture/marriage Morality 1684
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Rare Handwritten Book Manuscript Theology/bible Scripture/marriage Morality 1684:
FANTASTIC, ORIGINAL 17TH CENTURY MANUSCRIPT BOOK. This early handwritten volume is dated 1684 and contains about 478 pages of neatly penned material organized into two main titles, and covering an array of compelling subjects. First main title, "Tractatus Theologicus de Uno et Trino", encompasses 364 hand-numbered pages along with a separate 7-page index in back. Among subjects receiving attention include metaphysics, cognition, ecclesiastical doctrine, scripture, creation,predestination, etc.Second main title, "Tractatus Moralis de Matrimonio", encompasses 106 hand-numbered pages with a separate one and a half page index in back. Extensive discourse focuses on the morality of marriage and includes a lengthy section addressing prohibitive behaviors. Both titles, "Tractatus Theologicus de Uno et Trino" and "Tractatus Moralis de Matrimonio", are separately paginated and indexed.Judging from the fastidious nature of the text, including two neatly organized indices, we can't help but wonder if this early pair of titles was intended for publication. Author's attention to detail, along with the compendious organization ofbook's content, is striking. Textwritten on laid paper throughout, neatly executed in dark brown ink, signed and dated by theJesuit Mondran; and bound within contemporary parchment. This is one of those rare gems which should be seen to be fully volume'ssheer size and scope isremarkable.Condition: Rare book remains in good overall condition [see images]. Volume bound in full contemporary parchment [vellum]; moderate cover wear with hand-titling to upper portion of spine and with lower portion of spine lacking, a few old institutional stamps includingto verso of front cover and to title page, scattered ink smudging and spotting, occasional ink bleed through, etc. generally clean internally. Volume contains approx 478 pages of handwritten material penned in a neat hand and in dark brown ink. Text in Latin. Volume measures approx 6.5" tall x 4.5" wide x 1.25" thick. Quite a find and a very worthy acquisition indeed.Payment and Shipping: Please see our response and offer with confidence. Never a reserve and very low opening offer as always. For international shipping quote, please contact us. buyers with no established response must contact us before offerding. Massachusetts residents must add 6.25% sales tax or include dealer tax resale number. Payment must be received within 7 days after close of sale. Thanks for your interest!
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