8vo, pp. 44; title within decorative border; some marginal foxing in places, otherwise clean; in slightly later marbled wrappers; a good copy.
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Costituzioni della Congregazione della Carità di Parma sotti gli auspizi di San Filippo Neri rinnovate nell’anno MDCCLXXVIII.
Uncommon set of constitutions for the Congregazione della Carità of Parma, printed after its refoundation in 1777. After a brief introduction, the constitutions set out the procedures for the election of the confreres and their reception, the times and order for meetings, discipline within the confraternity, looking for the poor and infirm within the city, the distribution of alms, the administration of medicines, the role of physicians and surgeons, and the care of new mothers, widows, orphans, prisoners, and the shamed. A final section sets out the order of service for the reception of new confreres.
OCLC records two copies outside Italy, at Oxford and UCLA.
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