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Nider, Johannes (c. 1380-1438) Praeceptorium Divinae Legis, sive Expositio Decalogi.
Augsburg: Johann Wiener, 1479.
Folio, *9 (lacking preliminary blank *1), **10, ***10, a-o10, p8, q-z10, A-I10, K8, L6; printed in gothic letter, two columns throughout, rubricated, chapter heads marked in red by hand, some woodcut initials, bound in later half leather and quarter sawn wooden boards with old catches and new clasps, endleaves renewed, contents with some worming, and a few stains, a fresh copy of a substantial book, 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 in.
Nider is remembered as an influential theologian and reformer of the Dominican order, and for his early work on witchcraft. In the present work (The Preceptor of Divine Law), he covers many topics, including the theoretical underpinnings of the various powers of demons, and the pacts they form with humans.