(Censur) - Camerarius, Philipp: Operae horarum subcisivarum sive Meditationes historicae [...] centuria tertia. (Part 3 only, of 3.)


Frankfurt, typis Nicolai Hoffmanni, 1609. 4to. (20 x 16,5 cm). [50] + 395 + [37] pp.

Contemporary full vellum, yapp edges, ties missing, several leaves with neat corner repairs not affecting text. Armorial device in gilt to upper cover. The book has been extensively censored with thick black ink and about seven leaves have been excised, an inscription on the title-page brands the book as ”damnato et prohibita”, damned and prohibited.

Provenance: Gengenbach Abbey (inscription dated 1623), a Benedictine foundation and part of the Strasbourg diocese, and a known centre for censorship. The armorial stamp is of abbot Georg (Breuning) de Gengenbach with motto ”Sola gaudet humilitate Deus”. With 18th-century stamp of the University Library at Heidelberg to verso of title.

The work was first published in 1591, this volume is from a later, extended edition.

Philipp Camerarius (1537-1624) was a German jurist and polyhistor, son of the great humanist Joachim Camerarius the Eld