Freher, Paul (1611-1682) Theatrum Virorum Eruditione Clarorum . Nuremberg: Hofmann & Knorz, 1688. First edition, folio, engraved title, frontispiece portrait, typographical title printed in red and black, complete, with eighty-two full-page engravings, each with sixteen individual portraits in a grid; two-thirds of plate 37 torn away, text complete with index; bound in full German parchment over boards, spine detached, parchment at front joint split, first few leaves detached, spotting to endleaves. This reference work includes biographies of more than 2,500 prominent contemporary catholic and protestant theologians, lawyers, judges, doctors, artists, architects, philosophers, royalty, and nobility. The index is especially helpful.