OPUS SACRUM POSTHUMUM IN QUO CONTINENTUR VERSIO NOVI TESTAMENTI NOVA, Erasmi Schmidii.

OPUS SACRUM POSTHUMUM IN QUO CONTINENTUR VERSIO NOVI TESTAMENTI NOVA,

ad graecam veritatem emendata, et notae ac animadversiones in idem: quibus partim mutatae alicubi versionis redditur ratio, partim alia necessaria monentur. Accedit sacer contextus graecus, cum versione veteri: nec non index rerum & verborum locupletissimus. Itemque auctoris orationes de sibyllis, multum hactenus desideratae. [Text in latin, greek, and very occasional german]. Pp. [x]+1512+[36](index, last errata), most of the text printed double or triple column, engraved frontispiece portrait and pictorial title page, the general title page printed in red & black with black & white vignette, a couple of text figures, small text map, 2 folding tables, decorative head & tailpieces and initials, index; f'cap. folio; contemporary vellum, soiled, upper joint cracking, small hole near centre of spine, edges a trifle worn; remains of early green stain to edges; twentieth century bookplate below small early inked annotation (dated 1610) on the upper pastedown, small inked scribbles and/or blots on both upper endpapers, the upper hinge starting, all endpapers lightly offset, the half-title page detached but extant, early (and incorrect) date in ink at foot of engraved title, plus inked annotation to printed title page and very occasional marginalia, several mainly small edge chips or tears (especially to half-title), closed tear to inner margin pp. 745/6 (touching a couple of letters in footnotes only), long closed tear from fore-edge into text pp. 1063/4, small neat paper repair to closed tear at foot of final page, minor printing flaw affecting last few lines of footnotes p. 891, a little light soiling, scattered foxing and occasional browning of leaves; Michaelis Endteri, Norimbergae [Nuremberg], 1658. *The lutheran scholar Erasmus Schmid (1570-1637), was professor of greek and mathematics at Wittenberg University. This is his concordance to the Greek New Testament, based on Beza's famous New Testament of 1565, and the version published by Samuel Selfisch at Wittenberg in 1583. Michael Endter was a bookseller/printer working in Nuremberg throughout the 1650s. The emblematic title page (and almost certainly the frontispiece portrait of Schmid, depicting him writing at his desk) is by the German painter and engraver Joachim von Sandrart (1606-1688). Sandrart was a friend of Rubens, with whom he travelled round the Netherlands in the mid 1620s. He lived and worked in Amsterdam from 1637-1642, before moving to Germany. From 1656 he lived in Nuremberg, where he had first learned the art of engraving. There he founded an academy of arts (in 1662), and published his magnus opus,Teutsche Academie der Edlen Bau-Bild-und Mahlerie-kunste (1675) a comprehensive illustrated history of art and artists, which is still the key source book for art history from that period. He died in Nuremberg in 1688. Item #096524

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