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Title: Collection of three texts on the workings of the Jesuit order. [1] Instructio.Pro Superioribus ad augendum , conservandumque spiritum in Societate. [2] Industriae. Pro Superioribus Eiusdem Societatis , Ad curandos Animae morbos. [3] Instructiones ad Provinciales , et Superiores Societatis. Auctoritate Congreg. VII ut directiones tantum seorsim impressae. ( bound in one volume).
Description: 14. [1] Roma , In collegio Romano ejusdem Societatis, 1615, in-8, 17 x 11,5 cm, (4) nn pp + 48 pp + (4)nn pp (index). OCLC 28935306 [2] Roma , In collegio Romano ejusdem Societatis, 1615, (8)nn pp + 119 pp + (9)nn pp (index and 3 blank).OCLC 28935343 [3] Roma , In collegio Romano ejusdem Societatis, 1616,128 pp + (8)nn pp (index and 2 blank) OCLC 633883522 ( all complete). Three works bound in one volume, all with title vignette (Jesuit device), title within historiated border. Contemporary vellum binding with traces of ties, vellum wrinkled and one overlap partly popping up, some minor waterstains at some pages, still good copies. Collection of three texts pertaining to the internal rules of the Jesuit Order. The first two were edited by the Order's 6th General Superior Claudio Acquaviva. He is regarded as the second founder of the order (after Saint Ignatius of Loyala) because he succeeded in an enormous expansion of the Order during the 35 years of his leadership. The third book was edited by the Order's general secretary Bernardus de Angelis and published on the occasion of the 7th General Congregation which was held upon the death of Acquaviva in 1615. .

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