1759 · Lima
Corro (1706–61) was a Spaniard who arrived in Lima in the middle of the 18th century and was successively appointed bishop of Popayán (1752–58) and archbishop of Lima (1759–61). In the Enlightenment tradition, he was a reformer and this pastoral letter => amounting to a handbook is part of his reformation of the preparation of those wishing to be priests in his see. It explicitly explains what the postulants should expect to show by way of character and moral preparation, and then recounts in detail => the demands (emotional, physical, and spiritual) that priests live with on a daily basis.
The volume ends with a printing of the "Carta de la Sagrada Congregación del Concilio, expedida por la Santidad de Clemente XII. acerca de los exercícios que han de hacer los Eclesiásticos," and one entire page of errata!
Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only two U.S. institutions reporting ownership (JCB, Yale).
Medina, Lima, 1126; Vargas Ugarte, Impresos peruanos, 1772. 20th-century acid-stained sheep. Pp. –60 browned (due to impurities in water during paper manufacture) and with some waterstains. Title-page with a blue private ownership stamp and with possible ownership signature that has been seriously trimmed by the binder. (Inventory #: 36807)