Title Amici usque ad Aram, seu Vinculum Mortuale inter DD. Sodales Congreati
Binding Bound full vellum
Size 24mo, 7.8 x 12.9cm.
Location Published Dilligen, Germany
Book Number 17137
Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dillingen, Germany, 1681
SODALITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, DILLINGEN, GERMANY. Amici usque ad Aram, seu Vinculum Mortuale inter DD. Sodales Congreationis Bea-tissima Virginis Annuntiata ex Foedere Mariano Elvaci inchoatum Anno M.DC.LXIV. Renovatum Ad Titulare Annuntiatio-nis Festum Anno M.DC.LXXXI. Dillinga, Cum facultate Superiorum. Typis Joannis Caspari Bencard, Bibliopola Academici. Per Fridericum Severinum Groch. 24mo, 7.8 x 12.9cm.
Bound full vellum with decorative tool around edges of covers that includes hearts, small design at each corner, vellum soiled some, 1cm broken off top corner of rear cover, there is what appears to be silverfish damage to both paste-down endpapers, paper repairs using archival rag paper on front free endpaper, title, A2 and A12; frontispiece remounted, light foxing.
Collation: frontispiece leaf, A1-12. Not in OCLC neither did I find it in various German union catalogs.
Contents consists of lists of supporters of the Sodality, divided into three parts: first ecclesiastical persons with the name, title and town (98 names). Second are secular persons, again with name title and town (50 names). Finally, "Defuncti" organized under date (60 names). "The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary was founded in 1563 at Rome in the Roman College of the Society of Jesus. The actual founder was John Leunis... in the afternoon when school was over...Leunis gathered together...the most zealous of his pupils for prayer and pious exercises, especially for devotions in houour of the Blessed Virgin... The sodality was placed under the special protection of the Blessed Virgin, and the object was declared to be personal perfection in virtue and study, as well as works of charity and zeal for souls."--Catholic Ency. XIV:128. In 17th century Dillingen, Germany, "In order to foster a truly religious spirit among the students and to secure the faithful performance of their duties, a large and a small sodality were were organized besides one for the religious. It was at Dillingen that the first sodality of the Blessed Virgin was established in Upper Germany; the sodality carried on an active correspondence with the original sodality, the B.V. AnnuntiatŠ in Rome, and with various local organizations."--ibid, IV:796b (17137)
Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Virgin Mary, Roman Catholic, 17th Century Books, Dillingen Germany, Mary