TRITHEMIUS, Johannes (1462-1516). Sermones et exhortationes ad monachos. Strassburg: Johannes Haselberger for Johannes Knobloch, 25 August 1516. Woodcut initials. VD-16 T-2007/8; not in Adams. [Bound second with:] GEILER VON KAISERSBERG, Johannes (1445-1510). Sermones et varii tractatus, edited by P. Wickgram. Strassburg: Johannes Grüninger, 31 July 1518. Woodcut title border, full-page woodcut, 3 half-page woodcuts, numerous initials. (Lacking A2.3.) Adams G-324; VD-16 G-796 -- Johannes ANDREAE. Bawm unnd Ausslegung der Sypschafft, Mogschafft, Genatterschafft. Oppenheim: Jakob Köbel, 1515. Woodcut border on title-page, 9 large woodcut trees of consanguinity. Benzing, Köbel, 34; VD-16 J-336 -- Johannes LINDHOLZ. Consanguinitatis, Affinatis, Cognationes spiritualis et legalis. Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1516. Large woodcut printer's device on title, one armorial woodcut, numerous diagrams and initials. VD-16 L-1916.
4 works in one volume, 2° (279 x 195mm). (Some light browning, occasional small stain, small marginal hole in two leaves, Geiler Sermones lacking 2 leaves.) 16th-century German half blind-rolled pigskin over wooden boards, contents written on fore-edges, (clasps defective, endpaper renewed). Provenance: Franciscus Antonius Recordia of ?Haperg, gift inscription from his father Christophorus dated 1678 (partly washed from title-page).
FIRST EDITION of the Trithemius, Geiler and Lindholz works, and rare German edition of Andreae's important work on consanguinity, printed at the first press at Oppenheim. Trithemius, abbot of Sponheim (and later Würzburg), was the author of the first printed bibliography. In his sermons printed here he makes reference to rebuilding the library at Sponheim and the invention of printing at Mainz.