Theatrum crudelitatum haereticorum nostri temporis.

Verstegan, Richard, ca. 1550-1640.
Antuerpiae : Apud Adrianum Huberti, Anno MDXCII [1592]
95, [1] p. : ill. ; 23 cm. (4to)

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Other Title:
Theatrvm crudelitatum haereticorum nostri temporis
vtm, ism- isn- gihe (3) 1592 (R)
Catholic Church -- History -- 16th century.
Christian martyrs -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Persecution -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Protestantism -- Controversial literature -- Catholic authors.
Manuscript waste (Binding) -- Germany -- Augsburg -- 17th century.
Place of Publication:
Belgium Antwerp.
"Principibus populisque Catholicis, pacem et salutem in Domino ipsis autem Catholicae fidei persecutoribus, veritatis cognitionem, veramq́ue Ecclesiae obedientiam Richardus Versteganus exoptat."--P. 3.
Latin verses by Jean Boch accompany each illustration.
Signatures: A-M⁴.
Illustrated title-leaf.
Engraved illustrations; woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces.
Typographical ornaments.
Printed marginalia.
Local notes:
Purchased for the Lea Library in 1954.
Penn Libraries copy bound in full vellum; 3 raised bands on spine; 2 ms. shelf-marks (1 on paper label) on spine; evidence of ties. The vellum for the binding is a portion of a 17th-century ms. legal document regarding the disposition of the property of a deceased member of the Cronen (or Cronin?) family of Augsburg among various citizens of that city (e.g. Franz Mertz, his wife Anna Cronen, Hans-Carel Cronen and Caspar Cronen; possibly also Hanns S. Haller, Georg Roler and Ulrich Hueber), to be overseen by members of the Augsburg Stadtrat (among them, Marx Walther).
Penn Libraries copy has ms. autograph ("Ex libris Jacobi Strähl Eccl. Cathedr. Chori Vicarij 1673") on front pastedown; ms. ownership inscription ("Pro Conventu Augustano F[rat]rum Min. Recolle[?]. ad S. Sepulchrum.") on title leaf; stamp ("Königl. Kreisbibliothek in Augsburg") on title leaf and leaf M4v; author's name supplied in early ms. on title leaf; a few ms. marginal notes in pencil in text.
Penn Libraries copy interleaved with blank leaves; boards lightly wormed; a few wormholes in pastedowns, free endpapers and first and last few leaves of volume.
Penn Provenance:
Strähl, Jacobus (autograph, 1673)
Franciscans (Augsburg, Germany) (former owner) (inscription)
Königliche Kreisbibliothek (Augsburg, Germany) (stamp)
Cronen family (Augsburg, Germany) (inscription)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
BM STC Dutch and Flemish, 1470-1600, p. 205
Bochius, Joannes, 1555-1609.
Henry Charles Lea Library (University of Pennsylvania)