Lot 1142: Jeremias Drexel THE CONSIDERATIONS OF DREXELIUS 1675 Antique Theology Engraved Plates Leather Decorative Binding
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Considerations of Drexelius Upon Eternity
Author: Jeremias Drexel - Jeremias Drexel S.J. (also known as Hieremias Drexelius or Drechsel) was a Jesuit writer of devotional literature and a professor of the humanities and rhetoric. He served for 23 years as court preacher in Munich to Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria and his wife Elizabeth of Lorraine. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed by I. R. for Thomas Rook
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 288 pages
Width: 3.25" Height: 5.25"
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has been re-bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather backstrip, four raised bands, and gilt lettering to the spine. The exterior of the volume displays minor rubbing to the leather. The binding is firm, with new endpapers and an armorial bookplate on the front paste-down. The interior displays age toning, but is clean and free of markings. Page 117 displays a large closed tear, and some pages are trimmed so that there is slight loss to the header. This work is illustrated with engraved plates, which are generally vivid and well-preserved.
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