Author: (of Bosau) Helmold, 1125 - 1177
Title: Chronica Slavorum. In quibus Res Slavicae & Saxonicae fere a tempore Caroli Magni usque ad Ottonem IV. seu, ad ann. Ch. MCCIX. exponuntur, Henricus Bangertus e Mss. Codicibus recensuit, et Notis illustravitPublished: Lübeck, J. Hinderling für St. Wessel 1659.
Title in English: The Slavic Chronicle, Which Relates Slavic and Saxonian Affairs Almost Since the Reign of Charles the Great to the Reign of Otto IV, or the Year of Christ 1209, Reviewed and Illustrated with Notes by Henry Bangert.
Lubecae [Lübeck]: sumptibus Statii Wesselii, literis Jacobi Hinderlingii, 1659.
Binding: contemporary binding.
First complete edition, edited by Henry Bangert (with the support of the Lübeck council), of Helmold's important chronicle to 1171, and continuing to 1209 by Arnold von Lübeck on the Christianization of the east of the lower Elbe Slavs living. The philologist and historian Henry Bangert (1610-1665) contributed a comment. Shows "for the beginnings of the eastern German town the work is a source, as we not possess otherwise in this clarity." (NDB) .- The copper plate show the god and goddesses Prono, Ridegast and Siwa.
Reference: VD17 3:300015H - BL, 17th. German Books II, H 755 - Graesse III, 237 - Sarton II, 455-56 - Potthast 120 u. 576 - NDB I, 381 u. VIII, 508.
This is the third edition of Helmold von Bosau’s Slavic Chronicle with the addition to the year 1209 by Arnold von Lübeck, Abbott of the Lübeck Benedictine monastery.
Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 383.
Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 382-383.