Breve compendio de las reglas, constituciones, privilegios, gracias ? indulgencias, de la Real Tercera Orden de Nra. Sra. de la Merced, nuevamente restablecida en la iglesia del convento grande de S. Miguel de Lima.

Mercedarians. Third Order.

Published by Reimpreso . en la calle de Bejarano [1804], Lima, 1804
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St. Peter Nolasco (ca. 1182?1249 or 1256) founded the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Ransom of Captives (or Mercedarians) in 1218; quickly successful in its work of redeeming Christian prisoners, it also undertook other charitable work. A third "Mercedarian" order was founded in 1260 for lay male and female supporters and assistants, and the first Mercedarian convent was established in Lima in 1535, the year of the Spanish founding of the city, where the religious were noted for their work among natives. This document gives the rules, constitutions, privileges, and indulgences of the third order in Lima on the occasion of its reestablishment at the conventual church of St. Michael. A fine woodcut of the arms of the Mercedarian order, surrounded by a typographic border, graces the verso of the title-leaf. This is the second edition of the Breve compendio; it was first printed in 1780. 4to (19.8 cm, 7.75"). [33] ff. Medina, Lima, 1945; Vargas Ugarte, Impresos. peruanos, 3190. Limp vellum lightly cockled and a little stained/soiled, with small hole to front cover from a defect in the skin; traces of adhesive on covers and a small paper label on front one. One small wormhole piercing margin of some leaves; traces of soiling and very light waterstaining. Library bookplate and personal rubber-stamp on front pastedown; old call number neatly penned (and crossed out) on title-page verso. Bookseller Inventory # 11090

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Title: Breve compendio de las reglas, ...

Publisher: Reimpreso . en la calle de Bejarano [1804], Lima

Publication Date: 1804

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