Elias Hasenmüller - Historia Iesuitici Ordinis, Das ist: Grundliche Beschreibung deß Jesuitischen Ordens - 1594

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Elias Hasenmüller - Historia Iesuitici Ordinis, Das ist: Grundliche Beschreibung deß Jesuitischen Ordens - 1594
Religion - Quantity: 1 - Book

Elias Hasenmüller - Historia Iesuitici Ordinis, Das ist: Grundliche Beschreibung deß Jesuitischen Ordens (..) - Frankfurt am Main, Johann Spieß , 1594 - Contemporary blind-stamped vellum binding with ties - (18) ff, 660 pp - 20 × 17 x 5 cm - Title page in red and black, verso with woodcut portrait of Ignatius of Loyola

Condition: Excellent, near perfect. Interior is spotless. Original binding with handwritten text and no. 94 on the spine. With ties. Endpapers were probably added during a recent restoration. Binding beautiful and firm. A few wormholes. Pages 81-88 are missing, 1 blank page with 17th-century manuscript, otherwise complete, spotless!

First edition in German of Jesuit-turned-Lutheran Elias Hasenmuller's account of the Society of Jesus, translated by Melchior Leporinus. Both this and the first edition in Latin (Frankfurt, Spieß, 1593) were published after Hasenmuller's death in 1587. Prefacing the text here are Leporinus' dedicatory preface to Joachim Friedrich of Brandenburg, and Protestant editor Polycarp Leyser's preface. This edition is the first to contain the woodcut portrait of Ignatius de Loyola on the verso of the title page. Little is known of Hasenmuller himself, though his account has become an important and much-cited source of information on the Jesuit order for contemporaries and subsequent scholars.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Elias Hasenmüller
Book Title
Historia Iesuitici Ordinis, Das ist: Grundliche Beschreibung deß Jesuitischen Ordens
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1594
Edition
Reprint
Language
German
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Number of pages
660
Dimensions
20×17 cm
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