1748 FUTURO IMPIORUM / HELL as PUNISHMENT for WICKED NON-CATHOLICS Latin Text
DE FUTURO IMPIORUM STATU Libri Tres (three books bound in this one volume) - Ubi Advers. Diestas, Nuperos Origenistas, Socinianos, Aliosq; Novatores Ecclesiae Catholicae Doctrina de Poenarum Inferni Veritate Qualitate et Aeternitate Asseritur et Illustratur. Authore p.f. Jo. Vincentio Patuzzi. (By Vincenzo Patuzzi.)
VERONA: Typis Seminarii Veronensis, MDCCXLVIII (1748). TEXT IN LATIN
Full Vellum Covers, large format, 9x12 inches (22.5x30.5 cm). Pagination: , xxiv, 405, lacking blank rear endpaper. Each of the three books is illustrated with an intricately engraved head-piece and title letter.
Tells of PUNISHMENT you will receive if you do not belong to and strictly follow the Catholic Church. (uh-oh!) Per Alden and Landis, it "mentions beliefs on afterlife by people in the Americas" in its section on Deism. (Alden & Landis, European Americana, 748/147)
GOOD CONDITION: Vellum covers are soiled, rubbed, and have some fraying at the edges and corners, but remain attractive in a lovely Hogwarts Library way. Internally, the binding is cracked but holding well with the cord bindings, the pages are rippled (likely the printing process), a few small ownership marks on pastedown and title page, overall the pages are bright, clean and clear. I love the rag paper and the textural feel of the type.
Scary treatise on HELL as PUNISHMENT for wicked non-Catholics. Scary if you read Latin, and who doesn't, right?