Cologne: Apud Geruuinum Calenium, 1568. Two works bound as one by Georg Eder, a prominent German Catholic lawyer and former pupil of St. Peter Canisius. Eder was one of the instrumental Counter-Reformation lay figures in the North. The first work is a theological survey of the Bible with annotations drawn from many theologians and Fathers of the Church such as Canisius, St. Gregory Nazianzus, Nicholas of Lyra, St. Bede, Origen, Michael Medina, and many others. The second is a commentary on the Catholic Cathechism drawn from the decrees of the then newly concluded Council of Trent. Several attractive historiated initials in text and wood-cut emblems on recto and verso of title-page. Folio, [714pp.] + [119pp.]. Bound in contemporary calf with blind-stamped covers and the year 1570 tooled into front panel. Front joint cracked, a bit of worming and wear to edges of cover. A bit of damp-staining but interior generally very good. Antique ownership inscription which appears to state in Latin that one F. Nicholas Lindenmann(?) purchased the book in Dilingen in the year 1567 (one year before the publication date on the title-page!) A nice example of Catholic Counter-Reformation literature.