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Album amicorum of Matthäus Schmoll

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Album amicorum of Matthäus Schmoll
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. iii + 242 (lacks 1-7).
Small quarto.
Leather binding, brown, gilt-tooling including the date 163(?)5. 'Ex Bibl. L.M.Koehler Solis.Palat.', fol. i (Leopold Magnus Koehler (1736-1811), Regierungsrat of Sulzbach; see also MSS/0437). No.75591 in a dealer's catalogue (fol. iii).
Scope and content
Album of Matthäus Schmoll (1610-75); compiled 1624-33, with later annotations by the owner. Latin, Greek, German, Hebrew, etc. Matthäus Schmoll was born in Steyr, Austria, where his father was a Lutheran priest. The family moved to Regensburg, to escape persecution under the Counter Reformation, and Matthäus Schmoll was ordained there in 1637. Entries mostly by theologians or lawyers, including a number of religious exiles from Austria, etc. Coloured drawings include allegories of the virtues, and coats of arms. Entry by Johann Kepler, the astronomer, 5 Dec. 1626, fol. 136. The album and the life and family of the owner are described in detail by H. Schmidt- Bäumler, 'Der "Liber amicorum" des Matthäus Schmoll', Blätter des Bayer. Landesvereins für Familienkunde, 51 (1988), 25-38. See also no.25 (p.286) in the survey of albums by Max Rosenheim, FSA, in Archaeologia, 62 (1911), 251-308; ibid., 106 (1979), 167-76, calendars 44 albums not including those in SA.
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Latin, Greek, German, Hebrew, etc.