1786-1787. 2 volumes. 8vo. First unabridged Arabic edition of the catechism translated from the Latin version authorized by the Council of Trent and the most extensive Arabic catechism ever published, comprising 1827 pages plus preliminaries. It follows the Roman Catholic rite and was printed and published by the Propaganda Fide in Rome. It is based on the Latin text authorized by the Council of Trent under Pope Pius V, first published in Latin in 1566. With pages from right to left and Arabic title pages after latin title pages in each volume. With woodcut tail-pieces, decorated initials. In first volume – 13pp dedication to Pope Pius VI and other preliminary pages (Decretum and Adprobatio) also in Latin and Arabic. With small black library stamp to the title and last page. Front paperboard missing. Second volume with blue Propaganda Fide library stamps to t.ps. Mostly uncut. With occasional minor and mostly marginal foxing but otherwise in very good condition. One gathering in each volume loose.
Catechismus Romanus: ex decreto Concilii Tridentini iussu S. Pii V editus.
PIAZZA, Girolamo Bartolomeo [Hierom Bartholomew; Hierome Barthelemi]., A Short and True Account of the Inquisition and its Proceeding, As it is practis’d in Italy, Set forth in some Particular Cases. Whereunto is added, An Extract Out of an Authentick Book of Legends of the Roman Church. [Relation Succincte & Veritable de L’Inquisition Et de ses Procedures, Comme il se pratique en Italie, Ce qui est represente dans des Cas Particuliers. A’quoi est ajoute Un Extrait D’un Livre Authentique de Legendes de l’Eglise Romane]., William Bowyer [Guillaume Bowyer], 1722
An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting; with Proper Rules for the Excercise of that Pleasant Art. Humbly addressed; In the first part, To the Master, Husband etc. In the Second Part, To the Wife, Friend etc. With some General Instructions for Plaguing all your Acquaintance.