Author: Of Bosau Helmold, 1125 - 1177
Title: I. Chronica slavorum, seu annales Helmoldi presbyteri Buzoviensis in agro Lubecensi: Hisque subiectum derelictorum supplementum Arnoldi abbatis Lubecensis. Quæ omnia è diligenti codicum manuscriptorum collatione fideliter restituta, & accesione locupletissima, hoc est sex librorum, adaucta sunt: Opera & studio Reineri Reineccii Steinhemii. Frankfurt, Andreas Wech[eli], 1581. With the appendix: (Reiner Reineccius , 1541 – 1595)Historia de vita imp. Caes. Henrici IIII. aug et Hiltebrandi. ponticicis rom. cognomento Gregorii VII. circa ea tempora, quibus uterque vixit, conscripta. Frankfurt, Andream Wechelum, 1581.
Bound with Wittekindus (or Widukind) from Corvey (ca 925-973): II. Annales Witichindi Monachi Corbeiensis, familiæ Benedictinæ: Editi de fide codicis manuscripti, & è publicato exemplari alicubi aucti. Addita est brevis appendix de familia et rebus gestis Palatinorum Saxoniæ, è Chronio Gozecensi. Item historia Henrici Leonis, ducis Saxoniæ & Bavariæ, excepta de Annalibus Helmoldi, Arnoldi, & Saxonia Krancii. Studia et opera Reineri Reineccii Steinhemii.
Title in English: Slavic Chronicle or the Annals of Helmond, Presbyter of Buzovia in the Field of Lübeck: With an Added Supplement on the Remaining Affairs by Arnold, Abbot of Lübeck. All Reconstructed Honestly by Diligent Comparison with Other Manuscripts and Extended by a Large Addition of Six Books. History of the Life of Emperor Henry III and Hildebrand, the Pope of Rome, on Behalf of Gregory VII, Written Around Their Lifetime.
Bound with Annals of Widukind, Monk of Corvey, Order of St Benedict: Published Because of the Reliability of the Manuscript and in Places Enlarged From the Published Sample. with a Brief Addition on the Family and Conquests of the Saxonian Rulers From the Gozecensi Chronicle. Also the History of Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, Taken From the Annals of Helmond, Arnold, and Krantz’s Saxonia. Studies and Works of Reiner Reineccius Steinheim.
Published: I. Opera & studio Reineri Reineccii Steinhemii. Frankfurt, Andreas Wech[eli], 1581; II. Studia et opera Reineri Reineccii Steinhemii. Frankfurt, And. Wecheli, 1577.
Format: I. Folio. (12),+ 233,+ (6) pp. Minor spotting, pp. 49-55 with a small hole in inner margin. Title page with torn away corner with partial loss of printing data. Ink blob on p. (3), stain on p. 63-64 and slight moisture stripe in the upper margin initially.
The appendix: (Reineccius, Reiner). Folio. 55, + (1) p. Printing label on the last page. A few spots. Page. 49-55 with a hole in the inner margin.
II. Folio. (8),+ 71,+ (1) pp. A minor worn hole throughout. Printing label on last page. Notes on the cover page.
Binding: contemporary full vellum, spine with title written in ink, red edges, Old owner's signature on first title leaf, dated 1624, and from the library of Ericsberg, with its book plate.
Two chronicles, edited by Reiner Reineccius from Steinheim. Helmold von Bosaus' slavic chronicle is in the second edition, but the first that contains the continuation by Arnold von Lübeck.
The second work is a chronicle of Sachsen,"Res gestae Saxonicae", from the earliest times to the year 997, written by Wittekindus (or Widukind) from Corvey (ca 925-73).
Two columns, published by Reiner Reineccius from Steinheim. Second edition of Helmold von Bosaus Slavic chronicle, but the first that also includes Arnold von Lübeck continuation. The first edition came out in 1556. A new critical edition published by Henry Bangertus came out in 1659. It was also reprinted in Lindenbrogs important "Scriptores rerum germanicarum", 1706th Chronicles dealing with mission among the Slavs in the Baltic. Helmolds chronicle ends in 1170 and Arnold continues until the 1209. Here published together with Reineccius history of Henry IV (Canossa) and Pope Gregory VII. Thanks to this addition, the book was put on the papal list of banned books, index Librorum Prohibitorum, up to 1948. Helmold (ca. 1108-ca 1177) was born in Holstein and was active on a mission. Arnold (ca. 1150-ca 1212) was the Abbe in the Benedictine monastery of Saint John in Lübeck. Reiner Reineccius from Steinheim (1541-95) was a German historian, and from 1578 Professor of History at the University of Frankfurt an der Oder. The second work is a history of Saxony, "Res gestae Saxonicae", from the earliest times to the year 997, written by Wittekindus (or Widukind) from Corvey (c. 925-73), Saxon historian and author.
Reference: VD16 1791 respectively. 3696 Adams H190 respectively. W214. Brunet III, 91. Graesse III, 237th Cf. Warm Holtz 1640th.