By: Abraham A Santa Clara (D. I. U. Megerle).

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Woodcuts; [4], 491, [37] pages; 22 woodcuts [emblems]. Engraved frontis. Title: Mercurialis oder Winter-grun, Das ist: Anmuthige und Kurzweil-volle Geschichte und Gedichte. Worinnen unterschiedliche sittliche Lehr-Puncten und sehr reicher Vorrath biblischer Concepten zu finden: Allen betrubten und freudenreichen Gemuthern, Pfarrherren, Predigern, wie auch Geistlichen Ordens-Personen, ingleichen allen Privat-Lesern zur erspriesslichen Zeit-Vertreibung, namentlich, freudig zu leben und freudig zu sterben zusammen getragen durch P. Abraham a S. Clara, Weyland Augustiner Baarfusser und Kayserl. Prediger: Und mit saubern Kupfern geziert/Mit Erlaubnis der ObernAuthor: Abraham a Sancta Clara - Abraham a Sancta Clara, Austrian divine, was born at Kreenheinstetten, near Messkirch. His lay name was Johann Ulrich Megerle (Not to be confused with his uncle Abraham Megerle (de) , composer (1607-1680) ). He has been described as "a very eccentric but popular Augustinian monk." In 1662 he joined the Catholic religious order of Discalced Augustinians, and assumed the religious name by which he is known. In this order he rose step by step until he became prior provincialis and definitor of his province. Having early gained a great reputation for pulpit eloquence, he was appointed imperial court preacher at Vienna in 1669. The people flocked to hear him, attracted by the force and homeliness of his language, the grotesqueness of his humour, and the impartial severity with which he lashed the follies of all classes of society and of the court in particular. In general he spoke as a man of the people, the predominating quality of his style being an overflowing and often coarse wit. There are, however, many passages in his sermons in which he rises to loftier thought and uses more dignified language. He died at Vienna on 1 December 1709. In his published writings he displayed many of the same qualities as in the pulpit. Perhaps the most favorable specimen of his style is his didactic novel entitled "Judas der Erzschelm" (4 vols. , Salzburg, 1686-1695). His works have been several times reproduced in whole or in part, though with many spurious interpolations. The best edition is that published in 21 vols. At Passau and Lindau (1835-1854). See Th. G von Karajan, "Abraham a Sancta Clara" (Vienna, 1867) ; Blanckenburg, "Studien uber die Sprache Abrahams a S. C." (Halle, 1897) ; "Sexto, Abraham a S. C." (Sigmaringen, 1896) ; Schnell, Pater A. A S. C. (Munich, 1895) ; "H Mareta, Uber Judas d. Erzschelm"Width: 7" Height: 8.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands and stamped lettering and ornamentation to the spine. The book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and loss at the top/bottom of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The antique bookplate of book dealers "Benziger Bros." of New York and Cincinnati appears in the upper left corner of the front pastedown. The title page is printed in red and black. Rector and verso of the title page have library markings. The age-toned pages display light foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece engraving, textual woodcuts, head- and tailpieces. Scarce- Worldcat locates but 5 copies worldwide.


Author Name: Abraham A Santa Clara (D. I. U. Megerle).

Categories: EMBLEM BOOK,

Publisher: Nurnberg, Riegel: 1734

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 35709