Opera D. Leonis magni, romani pontificis, eius nominis primi.  Per canonicos regulares sancti Martini oppidi et universitatis Louaniensis, ex manuscriptis codicibus emendata.  Cum indicibus novis. 

Antwerp, Philippus Nutius, 1583. 

[bound with:]
—.  D. Leonis papae, huius nominis primi, epistolae decretales ac familiares, a mendis et maculis variis nunc diligentius repurgatae …  Antwerp, Philippus Nutius, 1583. 
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TIMOTEO, Michele.  De sacrificio Missae Michaelis Timothei Gateensis, I.U.D. quaestiones DC, partitae in sex tractatus … Sacerdotibus omnibus, et Dei ministris non solum utiles, verum etiam necessariae …  Venice, Francesco Ziletti, 1584. 

Three works in one vol., 8vo, ff. 193, [13 (index)]; pp. 316, [7]; ff. [24], 164; woodcut devices and initials; some toning; very good in contemporary calf over wooden boards, blind-tooled borders to covers  with roll featuring faith, hope, charity, and justice, gilt centre- and cornerpieces, upper cover with date ‘1584’, two metal clasps and pins, spine and part of boards recovered in old pigskin at an early stage, remains of two fore-edge tabs; corners worn, light marks; ‘Carthusiae in Buxheim’ inscribed to first title, old ink stamp ‘Bibl. Buxheim’ to f. 2r, old shelf mark label at foot of spine; a few early marginalia to first work.

£750

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An attractive sammelband collecting the sermons and correspondence of Pope Leo I and a very rare work on the Mass by the Italian jurist Michele Timoteo (d. 1614), from the celebrated library of Buxheim Charterhouse. 

Leo ‘the Great’ served as Pope from 440 to 461, during which time he considerably advanced and consolidated the influence of the Roman see, even persuading Attila the Hun to curtail his invasion of Italy.  Of his writings, ‘143 genuine letters and some 97 sermons have survived.  The latter cover the whole ecclesiastical year; they provide important evidence of contemporary liturgical practices … and reveal a remarkable grasp of liturgical principles.  Both his letters and his sermons are distinguished by clarity of thought and purity of language’ (Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church). 

I.  Adams L449.  II.  Adams L452.  III.  EDIT16 CNCE 40705; no copies traced in the UK, and only two in North America (University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies).

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