An extremely rare work, published in Magdeburg (Saxony-Anhalt, on the banks of the Elbe), from the presses of Wolfgang Kirchener, printed in round Roman characters, title page in red and black, illustrated with more than 50 woodcut figures.
Lovely period pigskin binding, blind embossed on wooden boards, spine with three raised bands,
beautifully adorned with a frame on the covers with 9 profiles in, forming an ornate rectangle in the centre with the inscription in black G.T. and the date "1562" on the front cover, adorned with fillets and foliage, 1 of 2 wrought iron clasps.
Title: Evangelia Et Epistolae Per Omnes Totius Anni Dominicas & dies Festos / Cum Distichis Johannis Stigelii, ad singula Euangelia Dominicalia adiectis
Magdeburgae: ex officina typographica Wolfgangi Kirchener; 1562. Duodecimo volume of 13.5cm, unpaginated, signed A12-K11 (109 ff.), complete.
A lovely copy, sound binding, patinated leather, pierced corners. The volume remains decorative. Inside in good overall condition, signs of handling, several ink stains, small additions in ink on some figures. Handwritten inscriptions (old) on the endpapers. Discreet water stains on about 50% of the pages, flowing into the text.
Johann Stigel (also: Johannes Stigelius; born 13 May 1515 in Gotha; died 11 February 1562 in Jena) was a German poet and rhetorician. Stigel attended the Gotha Gymnasium of the Augustinian monastery which was founded in 1524 by the reformer Friedrich Myconius. When the University of Jena was founded in 1558, he became one of the first deans of the faculty of philosophy and professor of rhetoric until 1562.
- Number of Books
- Bibles, Bindings, History, Illustrated, Religion
- Author/ Illustrator
- Johann Stigel - Johannes Stigelius (1515 1562)
- Book Title
- Evangelia Et Epistolae Per Omnes Totius Anni Dominicas & dies Festos / Magdeburgae
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 13.5×8 cm