Title: Illustrium Miraculorum et Historiarum Memorabilium lib. XII, 1591. Volume Two
Author: Caesarius de Heisterbach
Publisher: In Officina Birckmannnica, sumptibus Arnoldi Mylij., Coloniae Agrippinae, Anno MDXCI
An uncommon late 16th century edition of de Heisterbach’s Illustrium Miraculorum et Historiarum Memorabilium, a third edition of miracles and visions of his time, originally compiled around 1200 by the Cologne Cistercian monk and chronicler. Prior to this edition, the work had previously only been published in two incunabula prints. This is only the second of two volumes, containing De sancta Maria, diversis visionibus, corpore Christi, miraculis, morientibus and praemio mortuorum.
This volume has been bound in blind stamped pigskin over wooden boards. There are tooled decorations to the center of the covers. There are roll stamped border icons. Remnants of the clasps are present. There is one intact brass clasp.
This volume bears the stamp of the dissolved monastery library Franziskaner Kloster Dettelbach.
The title page is lacking,
USTC records 29 existing copies of this edition in libraries.
One pigskin bound volume in octavo, 486+(40) pages
This volume is in good shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding, and worming that persists throughout the entire volume, though lessening as it progresses. There is minor foxing throughout.