Monachii, 1637 - First Edition. F. Hardcover. Item #003542C
Excellent overall condition. Bound, near fine contemporary sprinkled calf with ornate gilt tooling to spine. Glilt label to spine, Red edges. 13 unnumbered leaves, 579 pages, (1) pp., 1 leaf. 8vo. by 5 x 3.3 inches. With an engraved pictorial title. Jeremias Drexel (1581-1638), entred the Jesuit order and in 1615 became court preacher to the Elector Maximilian I of Bavaria. His works are based on sermons which he delivered at the court church in Munich, and were among the most influential widely read inspirational books of the 17th century. Rare First Edition. Drexel's Gazophylacium or "Schatz-Cammer Christi", is on works of prayer, charity, and fasting. It explains by whom, why and when alms should be given. Dedicated to Alber IV, bishop of Regensburg (1613-49). A very nice copy.