Title: Gratiae saeculares summis Pontificibusm, Regibus, Praesulibus, et Protectoribus Societatis Jesu in hoc Magno Ducatu Lithuaniae. Ab Alma Academia et Universitate Vilnensi, eiusdem Societatis exhibitiae, atque ill-mo princiipi D.D. Alberto Stanislao Radivilo M.D.L. cancellario gratitudinis ergo oblatae.
Title in English: Expressions of Gratitude of the Century to the Highest Priests, Rulers, Guardians and Generals of the Society of Jesus in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. With Gratitude from the Academy and Vilnius University, and the Society Itself, to the Great Nobleman Albertas Stanislovas Radvila, Chancellor of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Format: Quarto. 3 not numbered pages, 16 pages, 54 not numbered pages. Some marks on the title. Waterstained.
Published: Vilna, without printer, 1640.
Binding: contemporary brochure.
The collective work Expressions of Gratitude of the Century is a work to celebrate the centenary of the Society of Jesus. Celebratory speeches express gratitude to popes, kings, bishops, and all patrons of the Society of Jesus. The authors are Jesuits, lecturers and Vilnius University professors: Albertas Kojalavičius Vijūkas (1609–1677), Kazimieras Kojalavičius-Vijūkas (1617–1674), Danielius Butvilas (1612–1682) and Mykolas Radau (1615–1687). The book is dedicated to the Chancellor of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Albrycht Stanisław Radziwiłł (1593–1656).
Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 112.
Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 112-113.