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Woensam, Anton
NAUSEA, Friedrich [...] Eva[n]gelicae veritatis Homiliarum ce[n]turiae quatuor, iam iterum atque iterum, ab ipso authore, fideliter recognitae. Cologne P. Quentell August 1540 Folio: [20]-CCCCXLV ff. (marginal damp stains except one larger in the end of the vol., marginal wormholes in the begin., some ff. slightly yellowed in the begin., occ. foxing, occ. marg. tears, occ. ff. stained). Contemp. blind stamped pigskin over wood, covers decorated with fillets and roll-stamps (one with portraits), spine with raised bands, blue edges (clasps lacking, wormholes, sm. stains, rest of guards, lower edges and corners dulled, inside joint broken). Illustrated by Anton Woensam with: a historiated frame on the title figuring the Evangelists, the four Church Fathers, God above and the portrait of Charles V and Ferdinand I with the coat of arms of the Holy Roman Empire below,- and ornamental initials except one large historiated at dedication figuring the presentation of the book to Ferdinand. After graduating in Law and Divinity in Siena, Nausea (ca. 1496-1552) served as secretary for Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio at a.o. the Diet of Nuremberg and the convention of Ratisbon. He worked for the reunion of Lutherans with the Catholics and asked Rome, together with the prelates, to permit the clergy to marry and the laity to use communion cup. He unsuccessfully tried to persuade Melanchthon to return to Roman Catholicism. He was also appointed bishop of Vienna and participated in the deliberations, especially on Sacraments, when the Council of Trent reopened in 1551. Ref. Adams N-86. - USTC 658291. - VD16 N-229. - Not in Machiels, STC German. Prov. B.C. Bullingen, 1827 (ms. ownership entry). - Adolf Riss, Pentecost 1950 (stamp and ms. note). - René Jessen Christensen (bookpl.).
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