122J Franciscus Glogovaz (Verf. Franciscus Glogovaz, Pindarensis Istrianus Theologus)
Fasciculus Benedictionum Exorcismorum, & validissimarum Conjurationum ad effugandas aereas tempestates. Ex approbatis Libris à S. R. E.collectus. Litaniae quoque, & duodecim Evangelia cum suis orationibus pro benedicendis agris, & fructibus terrae. Praetereà Benedictiones super Cruces, quae in triviis collocantur, ac contra vermes, locustas, et alia animalia fruges vastantia est. Dedicatus reverendissimus domini domino Ioanni Fattori.
Venetiis : J.A. Remmdinus 1703 $2,800
DuodecimoA-C12, [72 Pp] 6 X 3 inches First edition Bound in contemporary rippled and soiled vellum covered boards. Plain endpapers, the rear pastedown lifted to reveal an early piece of color wallpapering. There is portion excised from head of pp29/30 with loss of thirteen lines of text on each side, otherwise complete, meeting collation: 72pp, with woodcut device to title page, decorative initials, head and tailpieces. This copy also has an interesting 14pp of period old manuscript notes in two different hands, bound at rear- surely worth the time to translate and almost certainly with additional occult content. A well used copy; externally rubbed scuffed and bumped, corners abraded, vellum browned and marked but intact . Text block is quite firm, some browning / finger soiling consummate with age and use: recent notes in blue ink to lower margin at pp53, earlier notes in red ink to same point on following page: a few other ink or pencil markings, else unmarked.
Rare( no copy in the US according to OCLC) First (and only) edition of this uncommon collection of prayers, ritualistic exorcisms and demonic possession/prevention, many of which are aimed at protecting crops and fruits against the ravages of storms, plagues, and other evils from below. From a time when the exorcisms were not prohibited and were accepted as an important part of the work of Christian priests, and penetrated all aspects of ones life, even the harvests. bound in period rippled and smoked vellum covered boards. Period plain endpapers, the rear pastedown lifted to reveal an early piece of decorated paper..