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Mundus In Maligno Positus : I. Jo. 2. Argumentum Theatri Ascetici, Sive, Meditationum Sacrarum In Theatro Congregationis Latinae Exhibitarum Ab Anno 1748, Usque Ad Annum 1750, Franz Neumayr, (Franciscus Sebastianus) ,
1 Mundus In Maligno Positus : I. Jo. 2. Argumentum Theatri Ascetici, Sive, Meditationum Sacrarum In Theatro Congregationis Latinae Exhibitarum Ab Anno 1748, Usque Ad Annum 1750 Franz Neumayr, (Franciscus Sebastianus) ,
Munich / Ingolstadt / Augsburg Sumptibus Franc. Xav. Cratz & Thomae Summer 1754 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
388 pages; By a German Catholic theologian, Jesuit, preacher, dramatist, and writer. Width: 7" Height: 8.5". Width: 7" Height: 8.5". Neumayr is considered by some to be the last of the great Jesuit Baroque dramatists. His plays were performed in Munich where Neumayr became the successor of Franz Lang as director of the Jesuit theatre. The subjects of the plays are Biblical and allegorical; they all teach and have a message. Prose text is mixed with choruses, arias, ariettas and duets; the close relationship of theatre, music, allegorical representation and emblematic ideas is evident. This is the second volume of Neumayr's Latin dramas. It contains a cycle of plays, for three years, dealing with various aspects of sin and how to overcome it. Bound in full leather, with stamped gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. The endpapers and edges of the text block are marbled red. Mild bumping/fraying at the corners and light rubbing along the spine and edges. There are the remains of a paper label affixed to the lower left corner of the front cover. The binding is sound. The pages with age toning and scattered foxing. Marbled calf. Title translation [Google] The world of the evil one: 'I. Jo. 2. Proof of the theater of the ascetic, or, in the theater of the Congregation of the Latin of the sacred Meditationum performed from the year of 1748, until the year of 1750. 37604 
Price: 305.50 USD
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