With Superb Engravings by Wolfgang Kadoriza

    Francisco Reinzer. Meteoro-Logia Philosophico-Politica, In Duodecim Dissertationes Per Quaestiones Meteorologicas Et Conclusiones Politicas Divisa, Appositisque Symbolis Illustrata... Augsburg: Jeremiah Wolf, 1709. Third Latin edition. Folio. )(2, A-2O4, 2P2. [4], 297, [2] pages. Full-page emblematic frontispiece by A.M. Wolfgang and engraved by Wolfgang Josephus Kadoriza. Eighty-three fine large text emblematic engravings by Jacob Mülle, Johann Stridbeck, and Johann Sibylla Krausen after Kadoriza. Contemporary calf, spine blind-stamped, title label, edges speckled red. Boards worn at the extremities, hinges worn, first three leaves have inner margin supports, scattered foxing, last leaves are torn in blank lower margin (no text lost), old owner's note on the title page, otherwise a very good copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Francisco Reinzer (1661-1708) Jesuit writer and teacher born at Graz, professor of grammar, humanities, and rhetoric in Vienna; he taught philosophy in Linz, and moral theology in Passau, Gratz, and Laybach. This is his most famous work which went through several Latin and German editions. The fine illustrations are filled with meteorological images comets, meteors, lightning, winds, waters, treasures and secrets of the earth. These scientific and meteorological dissertations are largely based on Athanasius Kircher's works with an overlay of philosophical, political, and spiritual teachings. "...elaborate and which the political teachings are derived from meteorological phenomena." Praz, 193.

    Roller-Goodman. II,352. Bibl. Dt. Mus. Libri Rari 231. Blake/NLM 377. Gottlieb, Newberry,251. Landwehr V,494. Praz 193 & 468. De Backer/Sommervogel VI,1640:3.

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