Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Seventeenth-Century German Sammelband

    Christian Gerson. Des Jüdischen Thalmuds fürnehmster Inhalt und Widerlegung in zwey Theil verfasset. Da in dem ersten Die gantze Jüdische Religion und falsche Gottesdienst beschrieben, Im andern Dieselbe, beydes durch die Schrift des Alten Testaments und des Thalmuds selbst, gründlich widerlegt werden, Durch Christianum Gerson, von Recklichhausen, gebohrnen Jüden, und getaufften wieder gebohrnen Christen. Anitzo zum fünfftenmahl auffgeleget, mit Fleiss corrigiret, und mit einem Register vermehret. Leipzig: Verlegts John. Herbordt Kloss, Buchhändler, 1685.

    [Bound together with:]

    [Johann Jacob Zimmermann]. Muthmassliche Zeit-Bestimmung gewiss gewärtiger, beedes Göttlicher Gerichten über das Europeische Babel und Anti-Christenthum jetzigen Seculi, als auch hierauff erfolgenden Herrlichen Auffgangs des Reichs Christi auf Erden, So Aus Veranlassung bissheriger Cometen Erschein- und Beschreibungen Jedoch nicht blosshin nach Astrologischen Sätzen sondern vielmehr nach heiliger Schrifft Anleitung ausgearbeitet Ambrosius Sehmann, von Caminiez. [N.p.]: 1684.

    [And:]

    Nikolaus Hunnius. Nothwendige und gründliche Beantwortung der fürwitzigen, ungereumbten, und dem Christenthumb überaus schimpfflichen Frage: Woher, und aus welchem Kennzeichen die Lutherischen gewiss seyn können, dass sie die H. Schrifft recht verstehen, und ausslegen, da doch alle Secten, Bäpt , Calvinisten etc. dergleichen rühmen, und sich auff die Schrifft beruffen? Sampt nützlichen Unterricht: Wie man die heilige Schrifft recht, und zu heilsamer Erbawung lessen, und den rechten Verstan daraus fassen konnen. Lübeck: In Verlegung sel Michael Volckens Wittwen, 1685.

    Three works in one small octavo volume (6.3125 x 3.6875 inches). [24], 554 [i.e., 558], [42, "Register"]; [6], 134; [8], 190, [2, blank] pages. Added engraved title by E. Andre Sohn in the first work.

    Contemporary vellum over boards with titles in ink on spine. Edges stained dark blue. Front cover stamped in black: "E L D 1685." Title of second work closely cropped at outer edge, just affecting a few letters. Paper slightly browned, a few tiny marginal chips to added engraved title, tiny marginal tear to final two leaves. Early ink table of contents on front pastedown, early ink ownership inscription, dated 1768, at foot of title of first work. Later pencil annotations on free endpapers and on verso of final blank leaf. An excellent copy.

    Contains the fifth edition of Des Jüdischen Thalmuds fürnehmster Inhalt und Widerlegung (first published in 1607) by Jewish convert to Christianity Christian Gerson (1569-1622), the first edition of Johann Jacob Zimmermann's Muthmassliche Zeit-Bestimmung, published under the pseudonym Ambrosius Sehmann von Caminiez, and a later edition of Nothwendige und gründliche Beantwortung (first published in 1640) by Lutheran theologian Nikolaus Hunnius (1585-1643).

    "Johann Jacob Zimmermann (1644-1693) was a German nonconformist Theologian, Millenarian, mathematician, and astronomer...In his Muthmassliche Zeit-Bestimmung, Zimmermann set out his belief that the apocalypse would occur on the 'edge of the wilderness' at the end of the autumn of 1694. His work centered on an elaborate textual and numerological interpretation of the biblical Book of Revelations, especially chapter XII. Zimmermann planned to lead his followers to North America to build a 'Society of the Woman in the Wilderness' to greet the dawn of this new world. His group, termed Rosicrucians, were to number 40, and were to lead a largely solitary life practicing Astrology, Astronomy, Geomancy and a variety of arcane mathematical and magical forms of divination. Zimmermann began negotiations with Pennsylvania Governor William Penn to obtain land for his settlement. Unfortunately, Zimmerman died as the group of eleven families were preparing to travel from Rotterdam. His disciple Johannes Kelpius was elected to take Zimmermann's title of magister, leading 'the Hamburg Group' (including Zimmermann's widow) to an area near Wissahickon Creek, Pennsylvania. Here they established a religious community which, while still famed in local legend, dissolved shortly after Kelpius' death in the early eighteenth century" (Wikipedia).


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2008
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 918

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 20 days left to consign to the 2021 April 11 Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search