Interpretatio preclara ... in Hieremiam prophetam

Joachim, Abbot of Fiore

Interpretatio preclara ... in Hieremiam prophetam

ad haec usq[ue] tempora minime prospecta (nunc vero eius iam coepta impletione: intellectumq[ue] dante vexatione) in dies magis perspicua fiet.

Description: with woodcut border on title, repeated with variations at beginning of text, two woodcuts and several woodcut diagrammatic illustrations, woodcut initials of various sorts including 2 historiated, ff. [xx], 62, 4to, [bound with:] Liber co[n]cordie novi ac veteris Testamenti: nunc primo impressus et in lucem editus ... [colophon:] Venice: Simon de Luere, 13 April 1519, woodcut initials, 3 diagramatic illustrations in text, 1 full-page, ff. [iv], 135, lacking the terminal blank, contemporary Venetian calf, blind roll tooled borders on sides, with a central lozenge design, edges tooled in blind (gauffered without the gilt), titled in ink on foredge ('Joachim in Hieremiam'), traces of 4 ties, skilfully rebacked, repairs to corners, &c, very good

Publication Details: [colophon:] Venice: Bernardinus Benalius, 1525

Notes: First edition of both works, and a rather lovely volume. 'Dante voiced the general opinion of his age in declaring Joachim one "endowed with prophetic spirit." But he himself always disclaimed the title of prophet. The interpretation of Scriptural prophecy, with reference to the history and the future of the Church, is the main theme of his three chief works: "Liber Concordiae Novi ac Veteris Testamenti," "Expositio in Apocalipsim," and "Psalterium Decem Cordarum." The mystical basis of his teaching is the doctrine of the "Eternal Gospel," founded on a strained interpretation of the text in th...more

Bibliography: (Adams 211 and 209)

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Price: £10,000

Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1525

Stock Number: 61256

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