1512] · [colophon: Romae
Sole edition of the cardinal's oration delivered at the second session of the Fifth Lateran Council (1512–17). Cardinal Cajetan (1469–1534) was an eminent theologian, diplomat, and thinker. "At the Fifth Lateran Council . . . he defended papal supremacy, urged ecclesiastical reform, and participated in discussions on Averroism and the Immaculate Conception" (New Catholic Encyclopedia, II, 1053). In the future the pope would send him to Germany in hopes of creating interest in a crusade against the Turks and while there to => represent the See in discussions with Luther at Augsburg in 1518.
The date of publication is surmised from the text on leaf A3r: "Oratio Reveren. Patris Fratris Thome Deuio Gaitani, sacrae theo. prof. ac totius ordinis Predi. Generalis Magri, habita Romae in secunda sessione Cõcilii Laterañ. xvii Kal. Iun. M.D.xii." Beplin printed the work in a nice roman and used a handsome woodcut architectural border on the title-page.
N.B., Italian sources give the author's name as "De Vio, Tommaso."
Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only two U.S. libraries (Newberry, Penn State) reporting ownership.
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
Adams C165; Isaac 12067; EDIT16 CNCE 16928. Modern quarter red morocco with marbled paper sides over boards. Very good. (Inventory #: 40523)