Scioppus (Schoppe), Caspar. Astrologia Ecclesiastica, Hoc est, Disputatio De Claritate ac multiplici virtute Stellarum in Ecclesiae firmamento fulgentium, id est, Ordinum Monasticorum. Accessit Astrum Inexstinctum id est, Cause Dictio Ex Divino Humanoque ire pro veterum Ordinum honore ac patrimoniis adversus famosum volumen Pauli Laimanni... [N.P. Basle?] Officina Sangeorgiana, 1634. Krown & Spellman retail: $650. First Edition. 4to. 2 pts. in 1. A-P4. 294p. Early vellum backed marbled boards, edges speckled red, Nordkirchen bookplate,rear inner hinge opened, first two leaves supported at top edge, browning. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Scioppe (c1576-1649) "a learned German writer, and one of the most arrogant and contentious critics of his time...In 1599, he embraced the Roman catholic religion, but had an extraordinary antipathy to the Jesuits...Nor was he more lenient to the Protestants, and solicited the princes to extirpate them by the most bloody means...After he had spent many years in literary contests, he applied himself to the prophecies of holy scripture, and flattered himself that he had discovered the true keys to them."

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