Catalogus Librorum qui ex Typographio Sacrae Congreg de Propaganda Fide Variis Linguis prodierunt et in eo adhuc asservantur. Giovanni Cristoforo AMADUZZI, ed.

Catalogus Librorum qui ex Typographio Sacrae Congreg de Propaganda Fide Variis Linguis prodierunt et in eo adhuc asservantur.

Woodcut printer’s device on title. 55 pp. Small 8vo, attractive modern decorated paper boards. Rome: 1773.

This is the seventh and most complete edition of the list of the books issued by the printing office of the Sacred Congregation de Propaganda Fide, responsible for the spread of Catholicism. The first catalogue was issued in 1639. Amaduzzi (1740-92), Italian Hellenist, has provided a most useful foreword with a history of the printing house. The titles are arranged according to languages, starting with the alphabets in various types and ending with the published decrees and orders of the papal administration concerning the missionary activities of the Roman Catholic Church.

A very nice copy and quite scarce. Preserved in a box.

❧ Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 6.

Price: $6,500.00

Item ID: 5673

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