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TRITHEMIUS, Johannes

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Johannes Trithemius was a 15th-century German Benedictine monk who was known for his works on monastics, spiritual exercises, and occult magic. One of his most important works was first published in August 1498, ‘De triplici regione claustralium et spirituali exercitio monachorum’, a work written to instruct Benedictine monks on spiritual exercises.

 

While ‘Exercitii spiritualis’ was not written specifically on magic and spirit communication like his much more famous ‘Steganographia’, it does provide instruction on practicing mystical theology and forms of cataphatic theology (Brann). Trithemius himself states in this book:

“Mystical theology is taught by an ineffable sweetness in the mystery of the divine darkness. Having been arrayed in secret, the mind incites its pleasure through the fervor of the most holy love and is assiduously elevated to it by desire.”

This first edition work was derived from a lecture given at Bursfeld on positive and negative theologies in 1497, the same year Trithemius began writing this book.

 

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1498 1ed Trithemius INCUNABULA Spiritual MYSTICISM Magic Occult Incunable Monks

 

Johannes Trithemius was a 15th-century German Benedictine monk who was known for his works on monastics, spiritual exercises, and occult magic. One of his most important works was first published in August 1498, ‘De triplici regione claustralium et spirituali exercitio monachorum’, a work written to instruct Benedictine monks on spiritual exercises.

 

While ‘Exercitii spiritualis’ was not written specifically on magic and spirit communication like his much more famous ‘Steganographia’, it does provide instruction on practicing mystical theology and forms of cataphatic theology (Brann). Trithemius himself states in this book:

“Mystical theology is taught by an ineffable sweetness in the mystery of the divine darkness. Having been arrayed in secret, the mind incites its pleasure through the fervor of the most holy love and is assiduously elevated to it by desire.”

This first edition work was derived from a lecture given at Bursfeld on positive and negative theologies in 1497, the same year Trithemius began writing this book.

 

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TRITHEMIUS, Johannes

 

Liber de triplici regione claustralium et spirituali exercicio monachorum: omnibus religiosis non minus  vtilis [quam] necessarius / In nobili vrbe Maguntina: Per Petru[m] Friedbergensem Octavo Idus Augustias

 

Anno salutis M. cccc. xcviij. [6 August 1498]  (i.e. Mainz, Peter von Friedberg, 6 Aug., 1498.) First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 98 leaves
    • Signatures: A-M⁸ N⁶
  • References: Goff T 456; BMI I 49; Stillwell T 413; Hain 15618; Polain 2249; Noel Brann, The Abbott Trithemius;
  • Provenance:
    • Bookplate – DECAN ET CAP: CICEST. LIBER MONUMENTI CORAM EO
    • Stamp – Cecil Deedes
    • Handwritten – Alexandri Martynis…
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; secure
  • Size: ~7in X 5.25in (18cm x 13.5cm)
  • Exceedingly rare and desirable

 

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11575

Categories

Esoteric & Occult

Religion

Authors

TRITHEMIUS, Johannes

Printing Date

1450-1501 Incunable

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete