Scarce early imprint of the works of popular Franciscan preacher at Mainz, Johann Wild (1495- 1554), issued shortly after his death.
Wild's works enjoyed immense popularity from the 1540's through the 1560's. As a preacher of a moderate middle way amidst the polemical invective of the Reformation, to many, his voice was a welcome, Christ-centric reprieve.
Not sufficiently committed to the infallibility of the Papacy, his works drew the attention of censors and in 1596 his works were condemned outright by the Vatican and placed on the Index of Prohibited / Banned Books.
Wild, Johann. Postillae siue Conciones Reverendi Patris D. Ioannis Feri, Metropolitanae Moguntinae concionatoris absolutissimi. In Epistolas & Evangelia, quae a Pascha usque ad Adventium, Dominicis diebus, in Ecclesia Christi recitantur. Iam primun Latinitati donatae, per M. Ioannem Guntherton. Pars Tertia. Antverpiae, In aedibus Ioannis Steelsee [Juan Steelsio / Hans Steels]. M. D. LX. . 384 leaves, i.e. 768pp.
Textually very good, crisp and solid, faint tide mark for last third of text block. Some period marginal notes in Latin, handsome woodcut initials, etc., No binding present. Worthy of preservation.