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[Stengel, Georg, S.J.:] Prima pars valetudinarii musis novis, et XXII. poetis vetulis frigidis, nudis, edentulis, claudis, &c. Hymenaeum Iacobi Reihingi praedicantis non minus inscite, quam impie, hoc est praedicantice celebrantibus. Ab Apolline et veris Christianisque musis, commiserationis ergo, erecti & attributi. [Aesculapius, sive secunda pars [...] nunc insigniter locupletati et dilatati, de Cunradi[sic.] Cellarij Tonstrina Apollinis Fisco addicta]. Monachii [Munich], apud Nicolaum Henricum 1640.

Second edition of this response, written in verse and commentary, to a celebrated affair in Jesuit circles, the conversion of the Jesuit Jacob Reihing (1577/8-1629) to Lutheranism, and his subsequent marriage. Reihing had been a man of considerable standing, a court preacher. Stengel (1585-1651), rector of the Jesuit college at Dillingen, was a prolific and interesting writer, whose subject-matter included monsters, and natural phenomena. The title-pages here (as I have seen on his work elsewhere) have curious allusive engravings, and indeed the text is also highly allusive. The book may be a reply (the Jesuit bibliographers Backer and Sommervogel can't agree) to the title Convivium semi-calvino-evangelicum hymenaeo Jacobi Reihingi by Andreas Förner (Ingolstadt, 1622).


2 vols. in 1, 12mo., pp. [2] 57 [1]; [3] 127 [2]. Small engraved illustration to each title-page. Light browning, waterstaining, first title-page lightly soiled, and with single wormhole; single wormhole in blank of last three leaves; still a good copy. Bound in modern black- and gilt-paper boards with white paer spine, edges blue. Contemporary or early inscriptions, on first title-page ([?]"Zysk"), and on recto and verso of last leaf, including one name: "Alberti [?]Mioskorosk”.

Backer-Sommervogel VII 1550 #31. VD17 23:297550F; 23:297552W.