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Der Himlisch Fueßsteig. Auff Welchem Der Büssende Sünder / Mit Hülff Göttlicher Gnaden / auß der ungestümigkeit diser Welt / sicher wandlen / und furch Christliche Gutte Weg Widerumb zu dem ewigen Vatterland Kommen Kan. Ein Geistlichs Büchlin / auß alter Gotsförchtiger Andeutung -
Tegernsee: [Klosterdruckerei], 1581 - "It was also [the Bavarian Monastery in] Tegernsee that under the rule of Abbot Quirinus (1568-94) established a printing-press in 1573. The importance of printing was probably recognized at the very first on account of the art of wood-engraving which had been practised for a long time at Tegernsee, and of which very beautiful proof-impressions of the years 1472 and 1477 are still extant. The press at Tegernsee issued chiefly religious and popular works, and also scholarly and liturgical books of great typographical beauty" - Catholic Encyclopedia (Online). The woodcut symbolic illustrations depict the sufferings of purgatory and the strengths and pitfalls of the spiritual life; the accompanying explanatory text is keyed to the figures 8vo. Title in red and black. Illustrated with fifty-five woodcuts (ca. 100 x 65 mm.). Text and woodcuts within typographic ruled borders. [16],168 leaves. Contemporary blindstamped vellum, spine neatly labeled in manuscript. Some minor soiling, internally fresh and clean. BM STC (German) p. 903; OCLC: 4 copies (U. Augsburg; Stadtbibliothek Augsburg; Munich; Harvard) [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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