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Tractatus de actib. humanis: manuscript fair copy

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Collection MS-2005-030: Tractatus de actib. humanis: manuscript fair copy


  • Creation: between 1706-1708

Scope and Contents

Manuscript fair copy of Nicolás Cisneros course on moral philosophy, addressing human acts and the nature of free will. The caption on the first page of text indicates the copy was prepared by the Jesuit novice Cristoforo Pesantes.


Language of Materials

In Latin; cursive script.

Restrictions on access

Open for research.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical Note: Cristoforo Pesantes

Jesuit novice. Cristoforo Pesantes was a Jesuit, possibly assigned to the Jesuit college at Latacunga, Equador.

Biographical Note: Nicolás Cisneros

Jesuit professor of moral philosophy. Nicolás Cisneros held a chair in moral philosophy at an unidentified university.


1 Volumes : 122 leaves ; 21 x 16 cm


Gift of T. Frank Kennedy, Jesuit Institute at Boston College (2005), who acquired it from Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company in 2004.

Materials Specific Details

Title from caption on first page of text. Possibly written in Spain before being brought to Ecuador by a Jesuit of the Latacunga novitiate.

Dated 9 Oct. 1708 on final page.

Written in ink at the top of the first written page "de la Libreria del Colegio de Tacunga." Latacunga, Ecuador was the site of a Jesuit novitiate and college.

Bound in contemporary limp vellum, with one leather tie present; "54" in ink on spine.

Tractatus de Actib. Humanis: Manuscript Fair Copy
between 1706-1708
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
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Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States