Der Augspurgerischen Confession, und diser verwandtes Predicanten, jetziger newer Grundtfest, Bestendigkait und Ainigkait. Allen frommen Gottseligen Christen, sonderlich bemelter Confession anhengigen Stenden, zu guter erinnerung, mit fleiß zusamen getragen, unnd inn 40. Artickel verfasset. (Munich, Adam Berg), 1573.

HAIDLAUFF Sebastian (1573)

£2500.00 

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

Title printed in red and black.  

[Bound with:] FEUCHT (Jakob). Christlicher, kurtzer und wahrhafftiger Bericht, wie ein guthertziger Christ, auff die 37. Hauptarticul des wahren Christlichen Glaubens, so ihme in Bayern ... fürgehalten werden, antworten solle...  

Ingolstadt, (A. Weissenhorn) 1572.  

Title in red and black, pelican seal of Feucht on title with legend 'In Me Mors et Vita I F'.

2 works in one vol. 4to. 64 ff; [8], 200, [4] ff. Contemporary blind-panelled pigskin over bevelled wooden boards by Caspar Krafft the elder of Wittenberg, upper cover with central panel stamp of Justice and on lower cover of Lucretius (Haebler I, p. 214, X & VI); wide roll-tool outer border on covers with medallions of the reformers Erasmus, Melanchthon, Luther and Hus (not found in Haebler), inner ornamental border, clasps.

A fine copy of these two rare Counter-Reformation works bound together in a handsome blind-tooled binding with panels attributable to Caspar Krafft, the elder, of Wittenburg, from the library of the famous Benedictine Abbey at, Göttweig, Lower Austria.

The second work in the volume is notable for having the woodcut emblematic seal of the author, Jakob Feucht, on the title-page rather than a printer's device. Feucht (1540-80) was head of Ingolstadt University from 1571 and auxiliary bishop of the prince-bishopric of Bamberg. His signet seal shows a pelican feeding its young, opposite the crucified Christ with the motto 'In Me Mors et Vita' and Feucht's initials 'I F', and the words from Psalm 101:7, 'Similis factus sum Pelicano solitudinis'. It was first used in this year for the present work and also Feucht's Septem et triginta catholicae assertionis.

The first work is a much expanded revision of the auxiliary bishop of Friesing, Sebastian Haidlauff's (1539-80) Gewisse, warhafftige newe zeitung Von de Augspurgerischen Confession verwandten Predicanten (VD16 H850) published by Berg in the previous year, to counter the Lutheran theologian Jakob Andreae (1528-90).

Provenance: Inscription at head of title-page of "Monasterii Gottwicensis", the Benedictine monastery of Göttweig Abbey, near Krems, Lower Austria, founded in 1083 and still active today.

Booklabel of John Landwehr, bibliographer of emblem books.

I. VD16 H851. OCLC (US: Emory, Pitts Theology Lib & Brigham Young only; UK: Edinburgh UL only). II. VD16 F830. OCLC (US: Harvard only; UK no copies). Ref: Dietmar Piel,  "Early Modern Munich Printer's Marks", in Typographorum Emblemata: The Printer’s Mark in the Context of Early Modern Culture (2018). 

Stock Code: 235175

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