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    [Featured Lot] Nas (Nasi), Johannes. Concordia Alter unnd newer guter auch boser Glaubens strittiger lehren verglichne beschreibung, mit fridgiriger bitt, und vermanung, man wolle forthin, die fromen Ludgerischen, und dergleichen Christimenschen, unuerdambt lassen, besunder Ir schonen, auch jrer Evangelischen Lehr, leben, lobich nachfolgend, dem glauben zufaln, und mit in Concordiern... Munich: Adam Berg, 1583. 4to. *4, (:)4, 2,A-3S4,3T4 [3T3& 4 blanks] [20],257ff=514,[2]. Contemp. limp vellum, lack ties. Title in mss on spine, edges red, old ownership on t.p. "Collegii Societatis Jesu Ingolstadii A(nn)o 1585." Marginal worming A3-H4 (no text affected), small piece torn from upper blank margin of last leaf, paper clean and crisp and in good condition. One full page (with demons and various hellish creatures), and 4 (repeated) large woodcuts of a battle between the troops of the Tower of Babel with an apocalyptic dragon and the heavenly city of Jerusalem. T.p. in red and black. First Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $1,000

    More Information: Nas (1534-1590) Franciscan, Bishop of Brixen. In his youth Nas was an enthusiastic Luthern but in 1552 he converted to Catholicism and in 1553 he entered the Franciscan cloister in Munich. He entered the priesthood in 1557 and moved to the monastery at Ingolstadt. There he entered the university and became a preacher. He was first appointed to a post at Dillingen, then Ulm, and Bruck. In 1571 he had a stay in Rome where the Pope gave him the title "Sedis apostolicae concinator." Frederick II appointed him to Innsbruck where he followed Petrus Canisius an head preacher. His eloquence was much admired. In 1580 he was made Bishop of Brixen. His works are often attacks on Lutheranism and he pictures the forces of the Reformation as devils attacking the Holy Church.

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    30th Thursday
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