Title: Ponferradiensis Societatis Iesu Theologi, Commentariorum Moralium in Evangelicam Historiam. Pars Prima.
Title in English: Notes on Morality for the History of the Evangel by Theologian of the Society of Jesus of Ponferrada. Part One.
Lugduni [Lyon]: sumptibus Gabrielis Boissat et Socior, 1636; 2°.
Format: two volumes bound in one, title page in red and black lettering with woodcut. Volume I "De D. Iosephi, B. Mariae, & Christi Domini magnaliis: de Eucharistia, de Spiritu Sancto, & de B. Trinitate." Volume II "De vocationibus, & conuersionibus a Iesu Domino peractis insuper de omnibus illius miraculis, & nobilioribus prophetiis adimpletis."
Binding: contemporary binding.
Ex Libris Bibliotecce Codnensis Illustrissimi et Excellentissimi Dni IOANNIS FRIDERICI COMITIS SAPIEHA Cancellarii Supremi Magni Ducato Litvaniae Capitanei Brestensis 1730.
Moral Commentary on the History of the Evangel by the Spanish Jesuit and theologian Diego de Baeza (1582–1647) comes from the library of the writer and Chancellor of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Jan Fryderyk Sapieha’s (1680–1751) library in Kodeń. The book is decorated with the heraldic ex libris of Jan Sapieha’s library, which was engraved by the Dutch born Polish artist Jan Friedrich Mylius, who worked in 1728–1750. Ex librises first appeared in Lithuania in the 16th century, when printed books became more common. In the 18th century, ex librises (marks indicating the owner of the book) began to be used widely in Lithuanian libraries.
Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 471.
Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 470-471.
Exhibitions: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books", September 3, 2018 – October 21, 2018.