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Demonstrationum ex verbo Dei de septem sacramentis ecclesiae liber I, 1576
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Museum Plantin-Moretus




Title page transcription

Demonstrationum ‖ EX VERBO DEI ‖ DE SEPTEM ‖ SACRAMENTIS ‖ ECCLESIÆ ‖ LIBER I. ‖ Partitus in SEPTEM TRACTATVS, iuxta eo- ‖ rundem Sacramentorum numerum: ‖ Auctore FRANCISCO SONNIO Theologo, ‖ primo apud Antvverpienses Episcopo. ‖ ⊕ 29 ‖ ANTVERPIÆ, ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini, ‖ Architypographi Regij. ‖ M.D.LXXVI.


8⁰ [128]: A-Z⁸, a⁴; pages 1-373, [374-376]


Number of sheets


[1]: Title
[2]: Privilege (Brussels, 20 March 1576, signed by Iac. Blyleven)
3-4: Praefatio
5-14: Table (italic type)
15-373: Text (parts and marginals in italic type)
[374]: Oratio Domini Sonnii (italic type); Psalmus 53 (roman type)
[375]: Approbationes (s. Reinerus Braeckel, Antwerp; s. Waltherus vander Steeghen, Antwerp)
[376]: Blank

Edition information


Museum Plantin-Moretus
- A 171

KBR Royal Library of Belgium

Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal

Maastricht City Library.

Bibliographical references

Reulens-de Backer, page 169 (1576, no. 3) and page 179 (1577, no. 3)
Bib. catholica Neerlandica impressa, nos. 3586 (1576) and 3637 (1577)

Online bibliographical references

Note 1

Treatise on the seven sacraments.

Note 2

Sonnius published some theological treatises under the title Demonstrationum religionis ex verbo Dei…: a liber primus and a liber secundus at Louvain, S. Valerius, 1555, a liber tertius at Antwerp, M. Nutius, 1557. The three books were published together: Antwerp, 1562; Cologne, 1563; Antwerp and Lyons, 1564; Paris, 1568. In the foreword to the Demonstrationum…libri III the author states that his work should consist of six books. The fourth book, published in the year of the death of Sonnius, is the one described here. The two others did not appear. Cf. Biographie Nationale [de Belgique], 23, Columns 185-188.

Note 3

In a letter to de Çayas, 21 August 1576, Plantin tells incidentally that in the shipment of missals for Spain he put some 'Demonstrationes Sonnii', to be forwarded to Arias Montanus, who could distribute them at his discretion (Corr., V, no. 736).

Note 4

Listed in M 296, folio 17v (Sonnii Demonstrationes de 7 Sacramentis, 1576, f[euilles] 23½, [price:] stuivers 6).

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