Revelationes divinae a sancis angelis factae. Add: Wolfgangus Aytinger; Tractatus super Methodium Incunabula

By: Methodius, S.; Pseudo-Methodius; Aitinger, Wolfgang, translator

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Small 4to 8" x 5", mostly in 6s except last quire which is in 4s. unnumbered 46 ff (including final blank), 30 lines. Handsomely and romantically bound in 19th century vellum spine over older wooden boards. Spine has hand inked title in red and black in best 19th century medieval style, remains of clasps with tooled metal catch. Wooden boards have some letters scratched in on the front but we can't make out what they say. Interior has modern very low key bookplate with pencil bibliographic information. Title page has older monastic pen ownership inscription as well as an earlier owner inscription that is hard to make out. Title page has some marginal staining and small worming, paper is strong, some foxing and browning, damp stain at h2-h4 top gutter and small worming in h3 upper margin, old marginilia mostly in f quire. Last few leaves are more worn with margins dark and a bit frayed. Very beautiful stylized woodcut initials throughout. An attractive copy of this first edition. This book of prophecies, which predicts the ultimate triumph of the Christians over the Turkish infidels, was long attributed to St. Methodius (martyred 312). It was translated by Aytinger, a monk from Augsburg, but is now thought to have been originally written in Syriac in the 7th century. It sees the Arab conquests of the Christian communities as God's punishment but predicts the rise of a messiah in the form of a Roman emperor to crush the Turks and Saracens. The second part of the book gives a history of the Christian occupations of Jerusalem, the fall of Constantinople, etc. ; 4to ; 92 pages

Title: Revelationes divinae a sancis angelis factae. Add: Wolfgangus Aytinger; Tractatus super Methodium Incunabula

Author Name: Methodius, S.; Pseudo-Methodius; Aitinger, Wolfgang, translator

Categories: Byzantine Studies, Medieval Studies, Early Printed, Language -- Latin, History: Middle East/Near East,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: [Augsburg], Johann Frochauer: 1 Sept 1496

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 9804

Keywords: Turks Methodius Revelations Prophecy Constantinople Jerusalem,