Dritter Thail, dess Tractats De Autonomia, das ist von der Freystellung mehrerlay Religion und Glauben [provenance: witch hunter Friedrich Förner]. Andreas Erstenberger.
Dritter Thail, dess Tractats De Autonomia, das ist von der Freystellung mehrerlay Religion und Glauben [provenance: witch hunter Friedrich Förner]

Dritter Thail, dess Tractats De Autonomia, das ist von der Freystellung mehrerlay Religion und Glauben [provenance: witch hunter Friedrich Förner]

München: Adam Berg, 1586. Hardcover. Title continued: "darinnen werden die vermainte unnd in dem andern Thail angezogne Argumenta unnd grunduesten, oder Freysteller, ein jedes in seiner Ordnung, Abgelainet." Volume 3 only (of 3 volumes): [4], 276, [8] leaves [i.e. 576 p.]; 22 cm. Signatures: A-Z4 a-z4 2A-3C4 (4to). Remains of contemporary leather binding showing five cords intact. All page edges blue. Printed on both sides but numbered by leaf not page. Last leaf is blank. Title page printed in red and black. Woodcut tail-pieces and initials. Includes errata and index. Inscribed in an old hand on title page: "Sum ex Libris Friderici Forneri The. D. Canci. S. Stephani Bamb. Concionat. Eccl. Cathedr. & Vicarij in Spiritualibus." In another hand: "Ex Eius Testamento Collegy Societa. Jesu Bamb. 10 Janu. 1631." The former owner, Friedrich Förner (1568-1630), led the Catholic Reformation in Bamberg, Germany. He was the author of a collection of sermons on witchcraft, Panoplia Armaturae Dei (1625), and initiated the Bamberg witch hunts and trials, which resulted in the deaths of perhaps one thousand people from 1595 to 1631. Duke Wilhelm V of Bavaria, influenced by the Jesuits, ordered his private secretary, Andreas Erstenberger, to write this work (issued under the name of the recently deceased Roman Catholic apologist Burckhard). Most of original or early binding lacking; otherwise in Very Good+ Condition: hinges are tight; occasional creasing to fore-edges or corners; light soiling; otherwise clean and tight. Very Good +. Item #002199

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