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Fidei maiorum nostrorum defensio, 1575

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Voet reference number 916
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Author Christophorus a (or de) CAPITE FONTIUM (DE CHEFFONTAINES)
Title page transcription FIDEI ‖ MAIORVM ‖ NOSTRORVM ‖ DEFENSIO; ‖ QVA HÆRETICORVM SÆCVLI ‖ nostri actus ac stratagemata deteguntur; Reueren- ‖ diss. Patre, Fratre CHRISTOPHORO A CA- ‖ PITE FONTIVM Ordinis Fratrum minorum ‖ Generali ministro auctore. ‖ HIEREMIÆ VI. ‖ Hæc dicit Dominus: State super vias, & videte, & interro- ‖ gate de semitis antiquis, quæ sit via bona; & ambulate inea: & inuenietis refrigerium animabus vestris. ‖ ⊕ 20 ‖ ANTVERPIÆ, ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini, ‖ Architypographi Regij. ‖ M.D.LXXV.
Collation 8⁰ [133]: *-**⁸, A-Z⁸, a-b⁸; pages [1-32], 1-378, [379-400] (Errors: 298 for 198)
Fingerprint 157808 - # a1 *2 m$e : # a2 2*4 xpre - # 1b1 A e : # 1b2 Z5 mi - # 2b1 a se : # 2b2 b5 s$e
Number of sheets 27
Pages [1]: Title [2]: Privilege (Brussels, Privy Council, 2 August 1574, signed by I. de la Torre) [3-22]: Philippo magno Hispaniae regi catholico…(s. Fr. Christoph. de Capite Fontium, Antwerp, 1 September 1574; marginals in roman type) [23-24]: Ad pium lectorem admonitio (italic type) [25]: Hebrew poem in honour of the author and his book by Fr. Iochannes Benedictus provinciae Turoniae Pictavien. Franciscanus, ac reverendissimi patris ministri generalis secretarius (marginals in roman type) [26-27]: Eadem Latina poesi adumbrata (italic type, words in greek type) [28-31]: Table [32]: approbation (s. Frat. Laurentius à Villavicentio) 1-378: Text (parts in italic type, marginals in roman type and italic type) [379-398]: Index [399]: ANTVERPIÆ EXCVDEBAT CHRI- ‖ STOPHORVS PLANTINVS, AR- ‖ CHITYPOGRAPHVS REGIVS, ‖ ANNO M.D.LXXV [400]: Blank
Edition information
Copies Museum Plantin-Moretus- A 110Allard PiersonHeritage Library Hendrik Conscience AntwerpFranciscan Convent, AntwerpKBR Royal Library of BelgiumCambridgeRoyal Library of San Lorenzo de El EscorialFranciscan Convent, HelmondJesuit College, HeverleeBritish Library LondonInstitute for Franciscan Studies, St Truiden (St. Trond)Vatican Apolstolic LibraryFranciscan Convent, Weert
Bibliographical references Ruelens-de Backer, page 159 (1575, no. 14) and page 169 (1576, no. 2) de Troeyer, II, pages 451-452, no. 772.Cockx-Indestege, E. Belgica typographica 5374
Online bibliographical references STCV c:stcv:12925833USTC 440904
Note 1 Theological treatise on 'the defense of the belief of our ancestors' against the heretics. Translation into Latin by the author or under his supervision of the French edition: Le premier livre de la défense de la religion de noz ancestres, auquel on déclare les stratagemes et ruses des hérétiques de notre temps, Paris, Claude Fremy, 1572, in 8⁰ (cf. Brunet, I, Column 1563).
Note 2 The dedicatory to Philip II by the author is dated Antwerp, 1 September 1574: a Capite Fontium, during one of his many trips to the Netherlands passing through Antwerp, must have induced Plantin to publish this Latin translation. The work was already finished in the spring of 1575: in his letter of 30 April 1575 to the author, then back in Rome, Plantin expresses the hope that the two 'bales' with the copies of the 'defense de la foy', addressed to his friend Alanus Copus living with Cardinal Hosius at Rome, would by now have reached the prelate (Corr., IV, no. 623).
Note 3 Listed in M 296, folio 4v (Defensio fidei maiorum nostrorum Christoph. a Capite fontium, 8⁰, a⁰ 1575, f[euilles] 27, [price:] stuivers 6), and M 164, folio 9r.
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