De Utriusque Ecclesiae Occidentalis atque Orientalis Perpetua in Dogmate de Purgatorio Consensione. Quae continentur in hoc Volumine indicat pagina 14

By: Allatius, Leo; Allacci

Price: $600.00

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Bound in full vellum which looks to be at least contemporary, possibly original with gilt to the spine. Vellum is darkened with some rubbing at the corners, small scar at top of spine, library marks to spine. Interior has old small bibliographic sticker glued to the inside front cover, institutional library stamps. Some browning and foxing throughout but otherwise clean and unmarked. Pagination is 8 ff 952 pp, in Latin as well as Greek, sometimes in double column side-by-side translation. A small octavo, 7" x 5" Attractive head and tail pieces occasionally. The title page has a wonderful printer's device engraving of a quite detailed bee (with a viscious looking stinger). A scarce first edition of this important work on the schism between the Orthodox and Christian churches and how the two really could be reconciled, by Leo Allatius, a Greek convert to Catholicism. Text in Latin and Greek, with some Hebrew, the volume contains, as "valuable additions" (Wetzer-W) the writings of the patriarchs Eustratius and Johannes Beccus as well as Allacci's essay "De perpetuo ecclesiae occidentalis atque orientalis tam in dogmate quam in ritibus consensus." There is also a letter to Neuhaus about communion. Allatius (c. 1586 - January 19, 1669) also known as Leo Allacci, was a Greek scholar, theologian, and keeper of the Vatican library who tried to show the unity in essential doctrine of the Orthodox and RC Churches.. Pope Alexander VII appointed him custodian of the Vatican Library in 1661, a post he held until his death.His cultural background, embracing the Greek and Roman worlds, afforded him a unique view of the age-old question of union to heal the Great Schism. Better than any western scholar of his day he knew the religious, historical and artistic traditions of the Orthodox world, struggling under Ottoman domination. More passionately than any other 17th century theologian, he believed that familiarity with these traditions would enable the two churches to bridge their theological and ecclesiastical divide. The printer is Joseph Luna, the Maronite, sometimes known as Joseph David Luna. Little is known of this printer except that he was active in Rome in a narrow span in the mid-1600s. Whether he was a practicising Maronite is not known but it is interesting that a printer whose Christian faith was outside both the Orthodox and Roman streams would print a book by a religious who was trying to reconcile the two. Quite scarce and a nice copy. ; 7" x 5"; 952 pages

Title: De Utriusque Ecclesiae Occidentalis atque Orientalis Perpetua in Dogmate de Purgatorio Consensione. Quae continentur in hoc Volumine indicat pagina 14

Author Name: Allatius, Leo; Allacci

Categories: Classics, Religion - Theology, Language -- Latin, Language - Ancient Greek, Religion - Eastern Orthodox, Religion - Church History, Incunabula & Early Printed,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Rome, Iosephum Lunam Maronitam: 1655

Binding: Vellum

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 8754

Keywords: Orthodoxy Catholicism Allatius Patriachs Eustratius Baccus,