Frankfurt am Mayn; Leipzig: Simon Beckenstein, 1686. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8 1/4 x 6 1/2"). , 1098pp, , 12pp. Original full vellum, with handwritten title to spine. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Title page in red and black lettering. Decorative head-, tailpieces, and initials.
First edition of Christoph Hartknoch's History of the Prussian Church, complete in two volumes bound together.
Binding partly soiled and darkened. Two previous owners' bookplates on inside of front cover. Engraved frontispiece partly disbound. Moderate foxing and age-toning to the very first and very last leaves. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall good, interior in good to very good condition. g to vg. Item #43067
About the author: Christoph Hartknoch (1644-1687) was a Prussian historian and educator. His extensive scientific body of works contributed greatly to knowledge of Prussia, Pomerania, Samogitia, Courland, and Poland.