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Johannes Trithemius
De statu et ruina monastici ordinis.
Mainz: Peter von Friedberg, after 21.IV.1493. First edition of Trithemius most important pre-reformation work.in-12mo (20,7 x 14,6 cm). Leaves 30 unn. Modern half vellum. Marbled boards.35 lines to the page. Two gothic types. Minuscules for initials.Signatures: a-e6 (e6 blank). Cf : BMC I, 46; BNP H 625, 1603; Goff T 453; GW M 47590; Hain/Cop. 15625; IGI 9717; Madsen 3995; Pellechet 11196; Polain 3821; Proctor 170; Voullième Berlin 1588; Voullième Trier 959; Sajo 3352; IDL 4474a.This pre-reformation treatise on the descent of the Benedictine order was written in 1493 by Trithemius at the request of the abbot of Hirsau, Blasius Scheltrup (to which the work was dedicated - leaf aii).Title page (leaf ai): Iohannis de trittenhem abbatis spanhemensis ordinis sancti benedicti de obserua(n)tia burzfeldensi. liber lugubris. de statu et ruina monastici ordinis: omnibus religiosis ac deuotis viris no(n) minus vtilis q(uam) iocu(n)dus.(leaf e5-v: Lectus fuit p(re)sens tractatus in capitulo p(ro)vinciali ordinis sancti benedicti p(ro)vincie magu(n)tine in hirszau celebrato ad mensam anno d(omi)ni Millesimoquadringentesimononagesimotercio d(omi)nica Jubilate et diebus sequentibus usq(ue) ad finem. Om(n)ibus autem abbatibus inibi adunatis volentibus et co(n)sentientibus statute(m) fuit vt imprimeretur et in futuris capitulis prouncialibus ad mensam semp(er) publice legeretur. vt patet in statutis).(Johannes) Trithemius, (Johannes von Trittenheim or Johannes Zeller) (1462-1516) was an abbot, first of the Benedictine abbey of Sponheim near Kreuzbach and later at Wurzburg. But he was als … [Click Below for Full Description]
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