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Summula Caietani, S. Xisti, Cardinalis Illustrissimo, ordinis PrŠdicatorum.  Per auam Docta, Compendiose resoluta, atque secundum S. Sancti Oecumenici, & Generalis Concilij Tridentini, & canones, & capita castigatissima., CAJETAN, THOMAS.
1 CAJETAN, THOMAS. Summula Caietani, S. Xisti, Cardinalis Illustrissimo, ordinis PrŠdicatorum. Per auam Docta, Compendiose resoluta, atque secundum S. Sancti Oecumenici, & Generalis Concilij Tridentini, & canones, & capita castigatissima.
1584 Vellum Book Octavo, 10.1 x 14.9cm. Venice 
Luther Opponent Thomas Cajetan, on Sin and Confession, Venice, 1584

CAJETAN, THOMAS. Summula Caietani, S. Xisti, Cardinalis Illustrissimo, ordinis PrŠdicatorum. Per auam Docta, Compendiose resoluta, atque secundum S. Sancti Oecumenici, & Generalis Concilij Tridentini, & canones, & capita castigatissima. Additis (vt vocant) Summarijs, & copiosa rerum prŠcipuarum Indice. [woodcut device] Venetiis, Apud Dominicum Farreum. MDLXXXIIII. [1584] Octavo, 10.1 x 14.9cm. $650.00

Thomas Cajetan (Tommaso de Vio Cajetan, 1469-1534) Dominican cardinal, philosopher, theologian and exegete. "As General of his order (1508-18), Cardinal (1517), and Bishop of Gaeta (1519) he played an important part in ecclesiastical affairs, urging the cause of reform before the fathers of the Lateran Council of 1512, reasoning with Luther in 1518, contributing to the elections of the Emp. Charles V (1519) and the Pope Hadrian VI (1522) and opposing the projected divorce of Henry VIII (1430)...In philosophy and theology his acute but conservative Commentary on St. Thomas's 'Summa theologica' (1507-22) was the first monument of a great revival of Thomism in the 16th century, and remains to-day one of the chief classics of scholasticism. Finding that Humanists and Protestants alike were making polemical use of the Scriptures, he subsequently turned to Biblical exegesis, for which he sought the assistance of scholarly philologists; and his commentaries on the Bible contain much enlightened criticism of an unexpectedly 'modern' kind. To Clement VII he was the 'lamp of the Church,' and everywhere in his career, as the theological light of Italy, he was heard with respect and pleasure by cardinals, universities, the clergy, nobility, and people."--Cross: Oxford Dict. of the Christian Church, p.216. The Catholic Ency. presents Cajetan as "Always obedient, and submitting his works to ecclesiastical authority, he presented a striking contrast to the leaders of heresy and revolt, whom he strove to save from their folly."--Catholic Ency., 1913, II:147. "In 1518 he was sent as legate to the Diet of Augsburg, and to him, at the wish of the Saxon elector, was entrusted the task of examining and testing the teachings of Luther. Treatises of his own, written, without knowledge of Luther's theses, in 1517 show that Luther was justified in his assertion that on the doctrine of dispensation the Church had as yet arrived at no firmly established position; the doctrine of confession Cajetan seemed also to regard as a subject open on controversy. Yet more than investigator and thinker he was politician and prelate, and his appearance at Augsburg in all the splendor of ecclesiastical pomp only served to reveal him to Luther as the type of Roman curialist, hateful to Germans and German Christianity."--T. Kolde in New Schaff-Herzog. Ency. of Religious Knowledge II:338.

Bound early vellum, professionally restored with new vellum bottom half of spine and new vellum cords, new headband & tailband, early neat hand lettering on spine, early lettering on top page edges, contents with scattered light foxing, small marginal tear repaired; clean. Collation: *8, **8, A-Z8, Aa-Pp8. Last leaf is blank. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (3) dedication to Clement VII, (10) index, (1) blank, (16) repertorum alphabeticum, [1]-606pp, (2) blank. Not in OCLC. However OCLC lists 2 libraries with a Venice 1584 edition, but printed by Nicolini not Farreum. It is also 16mo and with different collation & pagination.

We offer Cajetan's work on sin and confession, in a somewhat scarce Venice 1584 imprint.
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Acta Colloquij Montis Belligartensis: Quod habitum est, Anno Christi 1586., COLLOQUY OF MOMPELGART.
2 COLLOQUY OF MOMPELGART. Acta Colloquij Montis Belligartensis: Quod habitum est, Anno Christi 1586.
1597 Bound contemporary vellum Book Quarto, 16.5 x 20.3cm Tubingen 
Colloquy of M├Âmpelgart, Tubingen, 1587, between Lutheran & Reformed. With inscription on front cover: "Wild Rice Polk Co., Minnesota 1880" and inside "To Prof. James N. Preus from his uncle J.C.K. Preus."

COLLOQUY OF M├ľMPELGART. Acta Colloquij Montis Belligartensis: Quod habitum est, Anno Christi 1586. Fauente Deo Opt. Max Pr├Žside, Illustrissimo Principe ac Domino, Domino Friderico, Comite Wirtembergico et Mompelgatensi, &c. Inter Clarissimos Viros, D. Iacobum Andre├Ž, Pr├Žpositum & Cancellarium Academi├Ž Tubingensis: & D. Theodorum Bezam Professorem & Pastorem Genuensem, Authoritate Praedicti Principis Friderici, &c. nunc Anno Christi 1587. publicata. Haec acta Candide et bona fide consignata, vanissimos de hoc Colloquio sparsos rumores, inprimis vero Epistolam quandam, vanitatibus & calumnijs refertam, & typis excusam, abund├Ę refutabunt. Cum Privilegio. Tubing├Ž, Per Georgium Gruppenbachium, Anno M.D.LXXXVII. [1587] quarto, 16.5 x 20.3cm. $1,500.00

There is a nice inscription in old pen on front cover that reads "Wild Rice Polk Co. Minnesota, 1880." There are three ownership inscriptions in the bottom right hand corner of the title page. The first is inked out so that it can not be read. The second is "M. Wilhelm L├╝dovicus Ruoff. SS. Theol. Stud: 1604." The third reads: "A. K. Sagenius SS. Theol Stud. In Urbe Sancti Ludovici 1878." Then in pencil and on the recto of the front paste-down endpaper is "To/ Prof. James N. Preus From/ His uncle J C K Preus."

The Colloquy of M├Âmplegart was a disputation between Lutherans and Reformed at the castle of M├Âmpelgart(or French: Montb├ęliard) near the French border. It was occasioned by the incorporation of the county of M├Âmpelgart into the duchy of W├╝rttemburg by inheritance. A Calvinistic type of the Reformation had been established there in 1535, but the duke of W├╝rttemberg attempted to reorganize the church on the Lutheran model. To further this, he arranged the disputation--primarily between Beza on the Reformed side and Andre├Ą on the Lutheran, even though others were also participants, including Lucas Osiander & Abraham Musculus. The points of controversy were (1) the Lord's Supper, (2) the person of Christ, (3) pictures and ceremonies, (4) baptism, and (5) election. Both parties claimed victory. Beza disputed the correctness of the Acta of T├╝bingen and defended himself in Latin and German. The only result of the dispute was a deepening of the differences between the parties.--A. Schweizer in The New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Religious Knowledge, 8:42. This is the T├╝bingen Acta. It is both an important and rare source document for the study of the history of the Reformation and Reformation theology. Bound in a handsome dated binding.

Bound contemporary vellum, vellum soiled some, lacks ties, paste-down endpapers with tears and no longer pasted down, light scattered foxing, scattered old underlining, light damp stain in bottom margin of all pages--it moves up into the side margins also on the last 200 pages. Woodcut initial letters as well as woodcut head & tail pieces.

Collation: a-c4, A-4C4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (21) Fridericcvs Dei Gratia Comes Vvirtembergicvs et Mompelgartensis, (1) woodcuts, 1-575pp text, (1) errata. OCLC locates many copies in German & other European libraries. There are 13 US libraries with copies: NYPL; U. Iowa; Newberry Libr; U. Chicago; Ass. Mennonite Bibl. Sem.; Concordia Theol. Sem. Ft. Wayne; Harvard U.; Bethany Luth. Sem.; Luther Sem. Libr; U. Minn.; Princeton U.; U. of Penn.; Westminster Theol. Sem.; Columbia U.
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Catechismvs Romanvs, Ex Decreto Concilii Tridentini, & Pij v. Pontificis Maximi iussu primum editus: Nunc vero, luculentis quastionibus, qua mox rei proposita materiam oculis subijciant, distinctus, breuibusg annotatiunculis elucidatus, studio & industria Andrea Fabricii Leodii, Illustrissimorum Principum, Alberti & Ernesti, eius filij, Comitum Palatinorum Rheni, ac vtiusque Rauaria Ducum Consiliarij., FABRICIUS, ANDREAS.
3 FABRICIUS, ANDREAS. Catechismvs Romanvs, Ex Decreto Concilii Tridentini, & Pij v. Pontificis Maximi iussu primum editus: Nunc vero, luculentis quastionibus, qua mox rei proposita materiam oculis subijciant, distinctus, breuibusg annotatiunculis elucidatus, studio & industria Andrea Fabricii Leodii, Illustrissimorum Principum, Alberti & Ernesti, eius filij, Comitum Palatinorum Rheni, ac vtiusque Rauaria Ducum Consiliarij.
1572 Book Octavo Antverpia, Ex officina Christoph. Plantini, Typographi Regij M.D.LXXII. [1572] 
Early edition of Fabricius' adaptation of the Roman Catechism established by the Council of Trent, Antwerp, Plantin, 1572

FABRICIUS, ANDREAS. Catechismvs Romanvs, Ex Decreto Concilii Tridentini, & Pij v. Pontificis Maximi iussu primum editus: Nunc vero, luculentis quastionibus, qua mox rei proposita materiam oculis subijciant, distinctus, breuibusg annotatiunculis elucidatus, studio & industria Andrea Fabricii Leodii, Illustrissimorum Principum, Alberti & Ernesti, eius filij, Comitum Palatinorum Rheni, ac vtiusque Rauaria Ducum Consiliarij. [Plantin's woodcut device with dividers] Antverpia, Ex officina Christoph. Plantini, Typographi Regij M.D.LXXII. [1572] Octavo.

The Liege theologian Andreas Fabricius (1520-1581), Councillor to Albert Duke of Bavaria, besides rephrasing the doctrinal exposition of the Creed, Sacrament, Decalogue, etc., in the form of questions and answers, also added interpretative comments printed in the margins. Fabricius' work proved quite popular, and was often reprinted. Plantin himself issued reprints in 1574, 1583, and 1587. There were at least 10 other reprints between 1591 and 1698.

Bound modern blind-tooled calf, title "Catechismvs Romanvs" in gilt near bottom of front cover, red page edges, new endpapers with modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front pastedown, top of title repaired, title soiled some. Old ownership inscription on top of title: "Ex Libris J.J. Philippens S.J." A few woodcut initials.

Collation: ab8, cd8, A-Z8, a-p8, *8, **8, ***4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (6) Albertvs..., (24) Reverendissimo..., 1-602pp, (1) Anno 1570, (1) errata, (1) Summa Privilegii 1571, (3) blank, (40) Index Qvastionvm. Page following p. 602 reads "Video hic per omnia seruari textum Catechismi Tridentini, & quastiones ac marginales annotationes deprehendi lectoribus vtilissmas fore. Actum Lovanij, 26 Augusti. Anno 1570. Thomas Gozeus a Bellomonte, sacra Theologia Professor." NUC supplemnt locates Harvard. OCLC locates 2 copies in the U.S.: Indian Univ.; Villanova Univ.; and 3 copies in Germany: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin; ULB Sachsen Anhalt. Appears to be the first edition, but OCLC lists in Germany Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, with the Antwerp, Moretus, 1570 imprint.
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Opera.  Omnivm Opervm Reverendi Domini Martini Lutheri, Doctoris Theol, LUTHER, MARTIN.
4 LUTHER, MARTIN. Opera. Omnivm Opervm Reverendi Domini Martini Lutheri, Doctoris Theol
1546-1555 First Edition Book Folio 
First Edition of Martin Luther's Latin Works, Wittenberg, 1546-55, Vols. 2-6(of 7)

LUTHER, MARTIN. Opera. Omnivm Opervm Reverendi Domini Martini Lutheri, Doctoris Theolo-gia... Witeberge Per Johannem Lufft [Vol. 6 Peter Seitz Erben]. 1546 [& 1549, 52, 54 & 55]. Vol. 2-6 (of 7).

5 folio volumes. 4 volumes with nice woodcut title pages depicting Christ on the cross at the bottom with the Elector to the left and Luther to the right both kneeling and looking up at Christ. The background in clouds & cherubs with circular symbols of the four gospel writers. There are many woodcut initial letters, ranging in size from 2.5cm to 4.5cm. 5 volumes, of which vol. 2 has original beveled wood board without the leather and with old canvas over the spine. Vol. 3 is bound in soiled vellum over card boards, vols. 4-6 are bound in panel stamped pigskin with illustrated center & outer panels depicting biblical & ecclesiastical themes. Vol. 6 is lacking the original rear cover which has been sometime supplied with a thin piece of cardboard covered with a now worn piece of black oil-cloth. Vols. 2-4 are complete with all their printed pages. Vol. 5 lacks 10 leaves at the end and vol. 6 lacks the title page and 10 leaves at the end. Only 3 complete sets of the first edition of Luther's Latin works have sold at auction in the last 35 years. It is becoming increasingly hard to find multiple volumes together. We are pleased to be able to offer these 5 volumes.

The contents include, controversial tracts 1520-1527 (vol. 2); Luther's comments on Deuteronomy, the words of David, and the Psalms (vol. 3); his comments on Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel & the minor Prophets (vol. 4); comments on Matthew, Gospel of John, Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians and Galatians, I & II Peter, Jude, and the Prophet Zechariah (vol. 5); and finally Luther's commentary on Genesis (the entire vol. 6). Reference: Benzing: Lutherbibliographie, #2.

Detailed individual volume descriptions:
Tomus Secundus Omnium Opervm Reverendi Domini Martini Lutheri, Do-ctoris Theolo-gi´┐Ż, Continenes monumenta, qu´┐Ż d Mul=tis grauissimis controversijs ab anno XX. usqz ad XXVII. annum edita sunt. [11 lines of subtitle] VViteberg´┐Ż Per Johannem Lufft. 1546.
Bound in original wood boards but without the leather, bevelled edges with notches for clasps & catches but they are lacking, a piece of canvas was pasted over spine at some point in time, small tears and holes in canvas but with loose edges pasted back down, paste-down endpapers tattered at edges, the first two gatherings and the last gathering have been reinforced and rehinged with archival rag paper and the sewn back into the raised bands, large dampstains on first & last 50pp and also scattered throughout, light foxing.
Collation: +8, A-Z6, a-z6, Aa-Zz6, AA-ZZ6. Foliation: (8)ll, 1-553 numbered leaves. Printing errors: verso of n1 and recto of n6 (leaves 211 & 216) are not printed. The middle sheet of gathering Yy is printed & folded wrong so that Yy4 (l406) appears before Yy3 (l405).
Along with the woodcut title described above, there are two other woodcuts. The first, on the verso of BB4(l424), pictures a standing pope with a donkey's head, woman's torso & breasts but otherwise scaled body, a tail with a beaked head at the tip, another bearded head attached to the left hip, one hand and one hoof, one chicken foot and opposing hoof. The printed caption reads: "Interpretation Papaselli per Philippvm Melanth. The actual woodcut is 10.5 x 14.6cm. There is another woodcut on the recto of CC3 (l429) titled "Interpretatio Monachovitvli Monstri Friberg´┐Ż Editi: per Martinvm Lvthervm." It depicts a 4 hoofed devil standing upright with a bald head and hoofs for ears. It is 11.3 x 18.3cm.
Early ownership inscription on bottom of rear paste-down endpaper: "Ex libris Gregory Cellinj 1553," another early owner's inscription at top of front paste-down endpaper, early 20th century library bookplate, small diamond shaped probably 19th century bookseller's tag of "Simon & Bro. Booksellers, Fort Wayne, Ind." In some sections there is a fair amount of early and not unattractive underlining and marginal notes. Other sections have none.

Tomus Tertius Omni=vm Operum, Reverendi uiri, Domini Martini Lutheri, Do=ctoris Theologi´┐Ż Continens enarrationes Deuteronomij, ultimorum ueborum Dauidis, multorum Psalmorum pias, luculentas, & ual=de utiles. Catalogum singularum partium inuenies post PrŠfationem. VViteberg´Š. Per Johannem Lufft. 1549.
Bound full soiled vellum over card boards, rubbed & scuffed, knife score down center of spine, tears at bottom of spine with loose edges pasted back down, 1.5 x 5cm piece torn from edge of rear cover, worn through & chipped bottom outside corner of front cover and bottom edge of rear cover near hinge, paste-down endpapers pasted back down, front free endpaper wrinkled along outside edge and with 21 lines of manuscript notes in old pen re Martin Luther, edges of title and next 5 leaves worn down--on title wear is into the edges of the woodcut by 1cm at the bottom, 1-6 worm holes in outside margin of first 56 leaves, worm tracks (1 on leaf 483 to a dozen on last leaf) mostly in outside margin of final 200 leaves, outside edges of last three leaves chewed by insects about 1cm into leaf at the deepest.
Collation: )(6, A-Z6, a-z6, Aa-Zz6, AA-ZZ6, aa-uu6, xx8. Last leaf blank; Oo4 mis-signed Oo2.
Two early ownership inscriptions are on title page. The first "Matthias Daoms(?) ___ __ Libri professor." At the bottom of the title: "Johannes Christopory Hencke V.D.M emit Teutoburyi Clivory." Early 20th century library bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. There is a small amount of underlining and marginal notations in an early pen.

Tomus Quartus Omni=um Operum Reveren=di Domini Martini Lutheri, Doctoris Theologi´┐Ż, Continens Enarrationes in Ecclesiasten, Cantica Canticorum, Esaiam, Ezechielem, Danielem, & in Prophetas minores. Opus insigne & ue=re aurem. Catalogum singularum Partium, inue-nies post Pr´┐Żfationem. VViteberg´┐Ż Per Iohannem Lufft. 1552.
Bound full panel-stamped pigskin--illustrated in center panel and outer panels with biblical and ecclesiastical themes, pigskin soiled, raised bands, lacking clasps and catches, two .5cm pieces chipped from bottom of spine, worn through to beveled wood boards at corners, loose ends pasted back down, endpapers tattered at edges, first 15 leaves and last 9 leaves worn down and tattered along outside edges--but not affecting text, narrow dampstain along fore-edge of first 30 and last 50 leaves, light dampstain in bottom margin of most pages, last 80 leaves have worm holes in the outside margin starting with 1 hole in leaf 587 and increasing to 10 holes on the last leaf, leaf 36, 85 and 234 misnumbered 63, 76 and 235, 2x4.5cm corner torn from leaf 94.
Collation: +4, A-Z6, a-z6, Aa-Zz, AA-ZZ6, aa-ss6, tt8. Last leaf blank. Foliation: (4), 1-667 numbered leaves plus 1 blank leaf, but leaf 45 is numbered on both side as well as the next leaf (i.e. numbered like pages 45,46,47,48). Other foliation errors.
Small diamond shaped probably 19th century bookseller's tag of "Simon & Bro. Booksellers, Fort Wayne, Ind." on front paste-down endpaper as well as an early 20th century library bookplate.

Tomus Quintus Omni=um Operum Reveren=di Viri, Domini Martini Lutheri, Doctoris Theologi´┐Ż, Continens Enarrationes in aliquot Capita Matthei, Johannis Euangelist´┐Ż, Epistol´┐Ż Pauli prim´┐Ż ad Corinthios, Commentarios in Epistolam Pauli ad Galatas, & in ducas S. Pe=tri, & Iud´┐Ż unam. Item, in Prophetam Zacha=riam &c. Catalogum singularum Partium, repe=ries attextum Pr´┐Żfationi. VVitebergae. Per Iohannem Lufft. 1554.
Bound full panel-stamped pigskin over bevelled wood boards--illustrated in center panel and outer panels with biblical and ecclesiastical themes, pigskin soiled, raised bands, lacking clasps but brass catches are present, 1.5cm chipped from bottom of spine, 2 x 2cm piece chipped from top of front hinge, rubbed & scuffed, beveled wood edges showing at corners, a few worm holes, crack in front board reglued, paste-down front endpaper foxing, rear paste-down endpaper dampstained at bottom and tattered around bottom corner, lacks front free endpaper, about 6cm of fore-edge of title and next 12 leaves have a scuffed-turned-under edge--like dog-ears except not on the corner, light foxing, dampstain in bottom margin last 150 leaves, 1cm dia. hole in bottom corner of leaf 427.
Collation: +6, A-Z6, a-z6, Aa-Zz6, AA-ZZ6, aa-pp6, qq2. LACKING LEAVES qq3-6 & rr1-6 at the end (of which r6 is a blank). Foliation: (6) leaves, 1-644 numbered leaves; lacking leaves 645-653 plus the blank. There are many errors in the foliation.
There is an early 20th century library bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper. There are eight lines of pencil notes in Latin on the recto of the rear free endpaper.

Tomus sextus Omnium Operum Reverendi Domini Martini Lutheri, Doctoris Theologi´┐Ż, Continens Enarrationes In Primum Librum Mose, Fontem Librorum Propheticorum et Apostolicorum, Plenas Salutaris et Christian´┐Ż Eruditionis. Witteberg: Heredes P. Seitzii. 1555.
Bound panel-stamped pigskin over beveled wood boards--illustrated in front center panel and outer panels with biblical and ecclesiastical themes--center panel includes portrait of Luther. This volume lost its rear board which was sometime replaced with a thin cardboard board and old black oil-cloth covering. Raised bands, pigskin soiled, worn through at corners and some edges, loose ends pasted back down, lacking clasps and catches, rubbed & scuffed, bottom of spine chipped some, spine starting to separate from book back along rear hinge--but book block still firmly sewn into bands/cords, light foxing, dog-ears, small worm holes in inner margin leaves 604-645, large worm holes beginning on leaf 667 and ending with 30+ on final leaf--with loss of a couple of words on final leaf. Collation: ╬▒2-6, ´┐Ż6, ╬│6, ╬┤6, ╬Á4, A-Z6, Aa-Zzzzz6, Aaaaaa-Hhhhhh6, Iiiiii4. LACKING TITLE PAGE AND FINAL 10 LEAVES: ╬▒1 and Iiiiii5-6, Kkkkkk1-8. Foliation: (27) leaves, 1-443 numbered leaves but with many errors in foliation.
There is an early 20th century library bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper. There are early red & brown pen underlining and notes in the margins of the first 30 leaves plus a few other places scattered throughout.
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Loci Communes, das ist, die furnemesten Artikel Christlicher lere, MELANCHTHON, PHILIPP
5 MELANCHTHON, PHILIPP Loci Communes, das ist, die furnemesten Artikel Christlicher lere
1536 Book Quarto, 14 x 19cm. Wittenberg 
Melanchthon's Loci Communes, German translation of Justus Jonas, Wittenberg, 1536


MELANCHTHON, PHILIPP. Loci Communes, das ist, die furnemesten Artikel Christlicher lere, Philippi Melanch. Aus dem Latin verdeudscht, durch Justum Jonam. Wittenberg. M. D. XXXVI. [1536] [Colophon:] Gedruckt zu Wittemberg durch, Georgen Rhaw. Quarto, 14 x 19cm. $1,600.00

The publication of Melanchthon's Loci in 1521 was "the first systematic statement of Protestant theology... In 1521 Melanchthon was not quite ready to publish the Loci Communes, but he had little choice. Some students, whom Melanchthon believed were 'blessed with more zeal than judgment,' printed and widely distributed his lectures on Romans. Unable to recall these notes, Melanchthon resolved to print the material in a more acceptable form. The book came out in April, 1521, and before the year was out two editions appeared in Wittenberg and one in Basel. By the end of 1525 eighteen Latin editions had been published in addition to various printings of Spalatin's German translation of it. Throughout Germany and in foreign lands the book won acclaim, for it was something radically new in theological science--a system of doctrine drawn from the Scriptures! The Loci represented the culmination of Melanchthon's study of Paul's Letter to the Romans..."--Clyde Manschreck: Melanchthon the Quiet Reformer, p.82. "As a theologian, Melanchthon did not show so much creative ability as a genius for collecting and systematizing the ideas of others, especially of Luther, for the purpose of instruction. He kept to the practical, and cared little for a connection of the parts, so his Loci were in the form of isolated paragraphs... The development of Melanchthon's beliefs may be seen from the history of the Loci (1st publ. 1521). In the beginning Melanchthon intended only a development of the leading ideas representing the Evangelical conception of salvation, while the later editions approach more and more the plan of a text-book of dogma. At first he uncompromisingly insisted on the necessity of every event, energetically rejected the philosophy of Aristotle, and had not fully developed his doctrine of the sacraments. In 1535 he treated for the first time the doctrine of God and that of the Trinity; rejected the doctrine of the necessity of every event and named free will as a concurring cause in conversion. The doctrine of justification received its forensic form and the necessity of good works was emphasized in the interest of moral discipline. The last editions are distinguished from the earlier ones by the prominence given to the theoretical and rational element."--O. Kirn in New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Religious Knowledge, VII:284.

Title page printed within a handsome woodcut title page depicting various Biblical scenes. 3 x 3cm woodcut initials.

We are pleased to offer this 1536 edition (first edition was 1521) of Justus Jonas' German translation.

Bound 19th century brown & tan "marbled" paper over boards, thin black cloth spine strip with hand lettered paper title label, cloth worn away and split along hinges, cloth and paper worn through at most edges, lacks endpapers and flyleaves, title page soiled and lacking top and bottom dog-ears, tp with damp-stain along inner margin, next few leaves soiled, a few dog-ears missing on first 20 leaves, scattered damp stains in margins throughout, last 4 leaves with top outside corner torn away, light foxing but heavier on some pages and near page edges, 3cm tear in margin of LL2, early annotations on FFf1-3.

Collation: A-Z4, a-z4, Aa-Zz4, AAa-LLl4, MMm6--last leaf blank. Leaf mis-signed Ll2. Foliation: 8 not numbered leaves, CCCXVII (317) numbered leaves, 1 blank leaf. OCLC locates 6 libraries in the U.S.: Emory Univ--Pitts Theol Libr; Augustana Col; Harvard--Houghton Libr; Bethany Luth Theol Seminary; Univ of St Thomas; Univ of Minn. They also locate a copy in the UK: London Library; and France: Bibliotheque Nat & Univ Strasbourg.
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Preceptoriu[m] Nycolai de Lyra: siue Expositio tripharia p[er]utilis,, NICOLAS DE LYRE
6 NICOLAS DE LYRE Preceptoriu[m] Nycolai de Lyra: siue Expositio tripharia p[er]utilis,
1502 Book Small octavo 9.6 x 13cm. Cologne 
Preceptorium Nicolas de Lyre, Cologne, 1502. Peter Christian Kierkegaard's copy (the brother of S°ren).

NICOLAS DE LYRE, or HENRICUS DE FRIMARIA. Preceptoriu[m] Nycolai de Lyra: siue Expositio tripharia p[er]utilis, in decalogu[m] legis diuine: cu[m] multis pulcerrimis tractatulis... Dec decimis tribuendis. De duodecim articulis fidei. De septem peccatis mortalibus. De triplici modo peccandi in deum. Den operibus misericordie. De natiutiate, vita [et] morte Antichristi. De minde mundei et extrem iudico. Exhortationes faciende infirmo morie[n]ti. Dyalogus Anselmi... Bernardus de planctu bte[n] Marie virginis. Colloquium peccatiris et Crucifixi. Dyalogus Isidori de hominie [et] ratione. Utiles doctrine pro lucrandis animab[us]. [from colophon:] Colonie retro fratres Minores Anno dominice geniture. M.ccccii. [1502] [Matrin von Werden] Small octavo 9.6 x 13cm. $2,250.00

The printer's name is not mentioned, but it is likely the work of Martin von Werden. The Retro Minores press operated from 31 July 1497 to 1504. Proctor attributed the work of this press to Martin Von Werden. BMC, however, suggests that, as the Retro Minores used three of Heinrich Quentell's types and 2 of the same woodcuts, it might have been a branch of Quentell's business. However, following the custom of the time, Quentell and Zel each gave the location of their shop as retro fratres, behind the friars, and identified themselves as the printer. Books printed by von Werden between 1498 and 1506 do not bear his name. However, they do indicate they were produced at the same location as that used by Quentell and Zel, or, as is the case with this book, retro fratres Minores, behind the friars minor. After 1506, von Werden indicated both the location and his name. Von Werden used the same typed as Quentell and Zel, and reprinted woodcuts which originally appeared in their books.

The book has been attributed to Nicolas of Lyra (1270-1349). In modern times it has been assigned it to Henry of Friemar, circa 1245-1340 (Cf. Buchberger.Lexicon f. Theol. u. Kirche. 2nd ed.). Nicolas of Lyra had the greater reputation and is known as one of the great Biblical exegetes. He emphasized the literal meaning of scripture and his work was a strong influence on Luther. Nicholas was a Franciscan.

Henry of Friemar belonged to the same order as Luther, the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine. He was master in theology at the Univ. of Paris. Later he moved to schools at Prague in Saxony, ending his career as Provincial for his order in Thuringia and Saxony.

There are a few notations in the text, and two signatures. The signature at the bottom of A1, the title, appears to be that of P[eter] Chr[istian] Kierkegaard, and the numbers following represent the date of his acquisition of the book, March 20, 1831. Peter Christian (1805-1888) was born eight years before his more famous brother S°ren, and outlived him by thirty-three years. He was decidedly more conventional in religious matters, serving as the Lutheran Bishop of Alborg for 18 years. He preached the eulogy at his brother's funeral in 1855.

The signature at the top of the first woodcut, A1v, is that of Friedrich MŘnter, 1761-1830. He is best known as an orientalist and archeologist. MŘnter was professor of theology at the Univ. of Copenhagen from 1790-1808. He left there to become Bishop of Denmark.

Bound 18th century calf corners & spine with marbled paper over boards rebacked with acid free brown heavy paper with slight faux raised bands, a long triangular piece (9x2x9cm) torn from marbled paper of front cover, smaller pieces torn from rear cover, worn through leather at corners, rubbed & scuffed, light blue speckled page edges, endpapers with stains from leather turn-ins, large but light dampstains throughout, tears in final two leaves repaired with translucent archival rag paper, worm hole from N2 through P4--also S3 through S8, title leaf and last leaf soiled.

Collation: A8, B8, C4, D8, E4, F8, G4, H8, I4, K8, L4, M8, N4, O8, P4, Q8, R4, S8; complete. 112 leaves.

Woodcuts on A2v and S8v. A woodcut of Mary, Queen of Heaven, handing the Christ Child to his grandmother, St. Anne, is printed twice. Over thirty spaces left for rubricated initial letters, which were never filled in. OCLC shows no copies of the 1502 edition in the U.S. but does locate two in Germany and one in Netherlands.
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Dichiaratione de i Salmi di David, PANIGAROLA, FRANCESCO.
7 PANIGAROLA, FRANCESCO. Dichiaratione de i Salmi di David
1586 Book Octavo, 11.4 x 15.5cm In Vinegia, Presso Altobello Salicato. 
The Psalms of David, in Italian by Panigarola, Vinegia, 1586

PANIGAROLA, FRANCESCO. Dichiaratione de i Salmi di David, fatta Dal R.P.F. Francesco Panigarola, Minore Offeruante. Alla sereniss. infante, la Signora Duchessa di Sauoia. [woodcut, 4 x 5.4cm] In Vinegia, Presso Altobello Salicato. 1586. All Libraria della Fortezza. Octavo, 11.4 x 15.5cm.

Francesco Panigarola (1548-1594) The most famous Italian preacher of his century. "At the age of twenty-three he was sent to Rome, where his sermons attracted much attention. Pius V had him sent to Paris where for two years he studied the Fathers and the councils, Greek and Hebrew. Returning to Italy he preached during thirteen years in the principal towns. He converted many Calvinists in France and Savoy..."--Livarius Oliger in The Catholic Encyclopedia, XI:444. His Dichiaratione de i Salmi, is a paraphrase of the Psalter in Italian, with the Latin commentary printed at the side. First published in 1586 there were editions of 1587, 1588, 1590, 1611, 1680 & 1720 (OCLC). We offer this attractive Vinegia, 1586, Italian & Latin Psalter.

Bound full sprinkled calf with 4 raised bands dividing spine into 5 gilt compartments, single fillet in blind around covers, boards edge-rolled in gilt, worm holes in top & bottom spine panels, lacking clasp & catch--small holes remaining where it was attached, rubbed some at edges, blue page edges with finger paint style design, light foxing, scattered small and light dampstains, a few ink stains, small tear in margin of C6 repaired with old paper, a few pages soiled including the title page--title has had several previous owners names partially erased with paper repair over them.

Small woodcut on title; full page woodcut of King David re Psalm 50 on verso of *4; three woodcut initial letters and three woodcut headpieces.

Collation: *4, A-Z8, Aa-Hh8, Ii4. Pagination: (1) title (1) blank, (3) dedication, (2) intro, (1) woodcut, [1]-501, (3) index. OCLC shows no libraries with this Vinegia, Altobello Salicato edition of 1586. It does list 1 library for a 1586 Venetia edition and 2 libraries for a 1586 Turino edition.
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Modvs Baptisandi, Preces et Benedictiones quibus ecclesia Aethiopum vtitur, cum Sacerdotes benedicunt PuerperŠ, vna cum infante Ecclesiam ingredienti post qua dragesimum puerperij diem.  Item Orationes, quibus ijdemvtuntur in Sacramento Baptismi & confirmationis.  Item Missa qua communiter vtunter, quae etiam Canon vniuersalis appellatur, nunc primum ex lingua ChaldŠa siue Ăthipica in Latinam conuersa., PETRUS de Comos, Abbas Ăthiops.
8 PETRUS de Comos, Abbas Ăthiops. Modvs Baptisandi, Preces et Benedictiones quibus ecclesia Aethiopum vtitur, cum Sacerdotes benedicunt PuerperŠ, vna cum infante Ecclesiam ingredienti post qua dragesimum puerperij diem. Item Orationes, quibus ijdemvtuntur in Sacramento Baptismi & confirmationis. Item Missa qua communiter vtunter, quae etiam Canon vniuersalis appellatur, nunc primum ex lingua ChaldŠa siue Ăthipica in Latinam conuersa.
1550 Leather Book Quarto, 14.9 x 20.5cm binding, 19.7 x 14.1cm page Louvain 
The Mode of Baptism in the Ethiopian Church, Louvain, 1550, translated into Latin


PETRUS de Comos, Abbas Ăthiops. Modvs Baptisandi, Preces et Benedictiones quibus ecclesia Aethiopum vtitur, cum Sacerdotes benedicunt PuerperŠ, vna cum infante Ecclesiam ingredienti post qua dragesimum puerperij diem. Item Orationes, quibus ijdemvtuntur in Sacramento Baptismi & confirmationis. Item Missa qua communiter vtunter, quae etiam Canon vniuersalis appellatur, nunc primum ex lingua ChaldŠa siue Ăthipica in Latinam conuersa. Lovanii. [Louvain] Apud Martinum Verhasselet in pingui Gallina Bibliop. Iurat. Anno Domini. 1550. Mense Ianuario. ÂCum Gratia & Priuilegio ad quadriennium. Quarto, 14.9 x 20.5cm binding, 19.7 x 14.1cm page block. $1,250.00

This work was published at a time when the Ethiopian church had just endured years (1531-1543) of invasion and persecution brought on by the Muslin leader Ahmad Gragn. This excerpt will give some context for this work which was published 5 years before the founding of the Ethiopian Jesuit mission in 1555. "With the Ottoman conquest of the whole Near and Middle East, Islam was given a special impetus in the Red Sea area and in the Horn. The Muslim communities of the Ethiopian region began to be more and more aggressive particularly in their relations with the Christian Empire. ... The Muslim invasion of the Ethiopian highlands in the beginning of the sixteenth century was... a tremendous success. The leader of the Muslims forces during this conflict was Imam Amad Ibn Ibrahim or Gragn, as he is know in Ethiopian Chronicles.... As the center of the mediaeval Christian culture of Ethiopia and as the place where the kings also kept their fabulous treasures, the Church was attacked by the Muslim forces with particular fury. Dazzled by the riches of the churches and monasteries, the Muslim troops burnt and looted for a period of about fifteen years, and almost completely destroyed the mediaeval heritage of Christian Ethiopia... The Ethiopian kingdom was later restored after the death of Ahmad Gragn (1543) and after the defeat of his army by Emperor Galawdewos (1540-59) who was given effective military assistance by the Portuguese..."

"Relations with the Portuguese had already started towards the end of the fifteenth century, and reciprocal envoys had been exchanged between Lisbon and the Ethiopian court. The Ethiopians were impressed by reports of technical advances in Europe and wanted to share in this material civilization... Emperor Libna-Dingil requested artists, builders, craftsmen, and men who could make guns for him... Thus, almost completely ignorant of the history and the spiritual heritage of the Ethiopian Church the Portuguese sought to act as the agents of the See of Rome. This caused a lot of unnecessary bloodshed in the first part of the seventeenth century, and led to the expulsion of the Jesuit mission by Emperor Fasilads in 1632... The Jesuit experience was very bitter for the Ethiopian Church, and it naturally led to the creation of very strong antipathies towards anything European for a long time. During their short sojourn in Ethiopia, the Jesuits had done a great deal of damage and they had seriously disturbed the spiritual stability of the Ethiopian Church."--Professor Tadesse Tamerat: "Persecution and Religious Controversies." www.ethiopian orthodox.org/english/ethiopian/persecution.html

Bound full calf with raised bands, floral patterns in gilt in spine panels, title panel with gilt lettering lacking except for one letter, blind tooled roll outlines covers, covers edge rolled in gilt, wear to leather at top and bottom of hinges, spine ends chipped away, wear through leather at corners--consolidated with book adhesive, rubbed & scuffed some, red page edges; lighter shades of red, blue, orange, tan marbled endpapers; foxing on first and last few pages.

Collation: A-H4, I6. No pagination but there are (76)pp. There were two printings of this work, the first in Rome 1549 followed by the 1550 Louvain printing. OCLC locates no libraries in the U.S. holding a copy of the 1550 edition. They locate one copy each in libraries in Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, & Denmark, 4 libraries in Germany and in the UK the British Library, Cambridge Univ. & Univ. of Oxford. Yale Univ. & Keller Library do each have a copy of the 1549 Rome edition, along with the same 3 libraries in the UK and one each in Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany & Netherlands. We are pleased to offer the 1550 Louvain edition.
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Apologia verae DoctrinŠ de Definitione Evangelii.  Opposita Thrasonici prŠstigiis & indignis Theologo lusibus Iohannis VVigandi., PEZEL, CHRISTOPH.
9 PEZEL, CHRISTOPH. Apologia verae DoctrinŠ de Definitione Evangelii. Opposita Thrasonici prŠstigiis & indignis Theologo lusibus Iohannis VVigandi.
Title translation: A Defence of true Doctrine from an Exposition of the Gospel. In Opposition to the vainglorious, deluded, and unworthy, shifty theologian, Johann Wigand. 1571 Pamphlet, bound quarto Wittenberg 
Christoph Pezel, Lutheran Crypto-Calvinist turned Reformed;
Writing against Johann Wigand, Wittenberg, 1571.

"He is particularly interesting as showing the evolution from Melanchthon's attitude towards predestination to the complete determinism of the Calvinistic concept of the dogma."

PEZEL, CHRISTOPH. Apologia verae DoctrinŠ de Definitione Evangelii. Opposita Thrasonicis prŠstigiis & indignis Theologo lusibus Iohannis VVigandi. Authore Christophoro Pezelio, Sacre TheologiŠ Doctore & Professore in Academia Wvitebergensi. [small simple woodcut device] VVitebergŠ, Excudebant Clemens Schleich & Antonius Sch÷ne, Anno M.D.LXXI. [1571] quarto, 15.7 x 19.5cm (pages) $750.00

Christoph Pezel (1539-1604) "German crypto-Calvinist... He was educated at the universities of Jena and Wittenberg...in 1569 was ordained preacher at the Schloss-kirche in Wittenberg. In the same year he entered the theological faculty, where he soon became involved in the disputes between the followers of Melanchthon and Luther, writing the Apologia verŠ doctrinŠ de definitione Evangelii (Wittenberg, 1571) and being the chief author of the Wittenberg catechism of 1571. He soon took a leading position as a zealous Philippist."--G. Kawerau in New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowl. IX:4. He was banished in 1576 for his Calvinism, but was called to Nassau the following year where he helped to introduce Calvinism. Bremen called him in 1581, and there he laid the foundation of Reformed church life. "Pezel did away with Luther's Catechism, substituting for it his own Bremen catechism, which remained in force until the eighteenth century, removed images and pictures from the churches, formed a ministerium which united the clergy, and, by his Consensus ministerii Bremensis ecclesiŠ of 1595, prepared the way for the complete acceptance of Calvinistic doctrine." "He is particularly interesting as showing the evolution from Melanchthon's attitude towards predestination to the complete determinism of the Calvinistic concept of the dogma."--ibid. The Apologia is one of Pezel's earlier writings and was directed against Johann Wigand. Johann Wigand (1523-1587) had studied at Wittenberg hearing Luther, Melancthon & Cruciger. He was a staunch defender of orthodox Lutheran doctrine. Title translation: A Defence of true Doctrine from an Exposition of the Gospel. In Opposition to the vainglorious, deluded, and unworthy, shifty theologian, Johann Wigand.

Bound modern hardcover with brown variegated paper over boards, two small circular stamps on verso of title, very small piece torn from bottom edge of title, light & thin water stain along bottom and fore-edge of leaves D1-F1, light foxing. Collation: A-F4. Pagination: [48]pp. One decorative woodcut initial.

OCLC locates 4 libraries in the U.S. holding copies of this title: Andrews Univ., Harvard Div. Sch.; Luth. Theol. Sem.(PA); U. Wisconsin;1 library in UK: British Library; 6 libraries in Germany: Herzog August Bibl., Statts und U. Bremen, ULBSachsen Anhat Zentrale, Sachsiche LandesBibl., Universitatsbibliothek Tubingen, Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek; 2 in France: Bibliotheque Nat & Univ Strasbourg, Bibliotheque Nationale; 1 In Denmark:Danish Union Cat & Danish Natl Bibl.
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Rupert of Deutz' Commentary on the Minor Prophets, Louvain, 1567, RUPERT, Abbot of Deutz.
10 RUPERT, Abbot of Deutz. Rupert of Deutz' Commentary on the Minor Prophets, Louvain, 1567
1566, 1567 Vellum Good Book Folio Louvain, Belgium 
Four titles by Rupert of Deutz:
Commentary on the Minor Prophets, Louvain, 1567
Commentary on the Song of Songs, Cologne, 1566
A Work on the Incarnation, Louvain, 1566
Exposition of the Ecclesiastical Year, Cologne, 1566.

Re the doctrine of the real presence in the Eucharist, both Rupert & Matin Luther were accused of holding the doctrine of impanation by the Roman Catholics. Rupert treats of this in his De Divinis Officiis, included in this collection.

RUPERT, Abbot of Deutz. Rvperti Abbatis Tvitiensis, Svmmi, Disertissimiqve Theologi, Sacris Dvmtaxat omni probantis, in XII. prophetas minores Commentariorum libri XXXII. ex veris primiscz originalibus, iterum atcz iterum recogniti, atque nunc tandem cum adnotationum ac scripturarum locis fideliter ├Žditi. [7.8 x 11cm Arnold Birckman woodcut device with chicken & tree] Lovanii, Excudebat Seyuatius Sassennus, Expensis Vidu├Ž, Arnoldi Birkmanni, Anno a Christo nato, M.D. LXVII. [1567] [Colophon dated 1551]. Cum gratia & Priuilegio. Folio. $1,200.00
Collation: **1-6, A-Z6, AA-KK6, MM4, NN6. Recto of last leaf blank, verso of the same with Birckman's woodcut device (6.3 x 9.1cm). (6) initial leaves then 213 numbered leaves followed by the final leaf, or (440)pp. Woodcut initial letters. Colophon reads: Impressa sunt nunc demum ex integro luculentissima Ruperti abbatis Tuitiensis, summi Theologi, summique viri in duodecim Prophetas minores Commentaria. Qu├Ž ante annos quadringentos, posteris diligenter reuoluenda consecraauit. Impensis Vidu├Ž Arnoldi Birckman. Anno Domini, M.D.L.I. Louanii.
OCLC locates 3 libraries in Spain with the 1567 edition, with only the U. Barcelona description mentioning the 1551 colophon,(Adams 938). 3 libraries locate the 1551 edition (Adams 937): St. Vincent Col.; Newberry Libr.; Nukat Union Catalog of Polish Libr.

RUPERT OF DEUTZ (c. 1070-1129) an important medieval theologian. "After teaching at Li├ęge and Siegburg, he became abbot of Deutz, near Cologne, c. 1120. His writings include a treatise 'De Divinis Officiis', largely concerned to expound the ecclesiastical year , and several commentaries, notably one on the Twelve Prophets. Against the dialectic methods introduced into theology under the influence of Anselm of Laon and William of Champeauz, Rupert defended the more mystical theology traditional in the Benedictine Order, with its allegorical interpretation of Scripture. In his teaching on the Eucharist he held a doctrine which had affinities with that of Impanation, though it won little acceptance, even among his contemporaries"--Cross: Oxford Dict. Christian Church (1963), p.1188. Impanation was the name given to one of many modifications of the doctrine of the real presence "which arose in oppostion to the doctrine of transubstantiation. Rupert of Deutz is the father of the idea... He explains how God connects the real flesh and blood of Christ with the real brerad and wine in the Eucharist, without disturbing the substance of either... In the Period of the Reformation Carlstadt accused Osiander of holding the view of impanation; and same accusation was preferred by the Romanists in general against Luther, who denied it."--New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowl., V:464.
Essentially an allegorical exegete and a poet, Rupert of Deutz can scarcely be said to possess a formal dogmatic system. Dogmatic problems indeed, are touched on only in the course of his exegesis, and receive varying answers, in consequence of the varying context; and thus it became possible for the most divergent views to be held concerning his actual position. On the other hand, he appealed constantly to the Bible, and to it alone, so that his view of the universe and his concepts of God and of the world must be drawn from his exegesis. He regarded the Bible in all three senses: literal, allegorical, and moral. In each point of his interpretation the Scriptures were present to his vision as a whole, forming for him a single sentence of many clauses, each word, each syllable, each letter of and for the one thought. The whole system of his interpretation centers about Christlology. At the creation the incarnation was already provided for, and the divine command that man should multiply as designed to fill the city of God. In his Christology, moreover, Rupert strongly insisted on the perfect blending of the human and divine natures in Christ; and from his Christology his views concerning the means of grace, especially the Eucharist, become plain....there has been much question whether the eucharistic doctrine of Rupert was orthodox or not, his editor, J. Cochl├Žus, followed by the Maurists, affirming it, while Bellamine denied it. In the first place, since he regarded the Church as essentially the mystery of the body of Christ, little room was left for the Eucharist... passages may be cited from his writings which seem, at first blush, to imply that he taught that the elements merely represented the body and blood of Christ... The deviations and the inconsistencies of Rupert were those of his age, nor can he be judged by a norm suited neither to him nor his period. It is far more important to know that he was, in his teachings, a mirror of the Church of the twelfth century."--R. Rocholl in New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowl. X:115.
We offer this bound volume of four of his works: 1) Commentary on the Minor Prophets. 2) Commentary on the Song of Songs. 3) A Work on the Incarnation. 4) Exposition of the Ecclesiastical Year.

Descriptions of the remaining 3 titles bound with:

RUPERT, Abbot of Deutz. Rvperti Abbatis Monasterii Tvitiensis Ordinis Sancti Benedicti, Theologi, Antiqvi ac Pane Clarissimi, in Cantica Canticorum, de incarnatione Domini, Commentariorum libri VII. ├á multis s├Žculis in hunc vsque diem maxim├Ę desiderati, multocq[ue] labore ac sumptu nunc iterum atque iterum excusi. [Birckman's chicken & tree woodcut device, 8.4 x 12cm] Coloni├Ž Agrippin├Ž apud h├Žredes Arnoldi Birkmanni. Anno Salutis 1566. Folio.
Collation: a1-4, a-e6, f-g4; last leaf blank. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (5) index, (1) blank, (3) prologvs, 1-72 commentariorvm, (2) blank. OCLC locates only Emory U. for this 1566 edition. Bound with:

RUPERT, Abbot of Deutz. Rvperti Abbatis Tvitiensis, De Victoria Verbi Dei, Libri Tredecim. [Birckman's chicken & tree woodcut device, 7.7 x 11.2cm] Lovanii. Excudebat Seruatius Sassenus, Expensis Vidu├Ž Arnoldi Birckmanni, Anno ├á Christo nato, M.D.LXVI. [1566] Cum Gratia & Priuilegio. Folio.
Collation: *4, A-N6; last leaf with device only on verso. (4) preliminary leaves, followed by numbered leaves and (1) device leaf, i.e., (164)pp. Colophon reads: Finiunt hic tredecim libri de victoria verbi Dei, per reuerendum patrem, dominum Rupertum Abbatem Tuyitiensem (qui sub Henrico quinto, Anno Domini, M.C.xxiii. floruit) compositi. OCLC locates Emory Univ, Pitts Theol. Libr.; Lora College; St. Vincent College; and in Europe: Seminari Episcoal (Spain); Universtat TSBibliothek Maoeuchen; Biblioteca Univesitat de Barcelona.
Bound with:

RUPERT, Abbot of Deutz. Rvperti Abbatis Monasterii Tuvitiensis, E Regione Coloni├Ž Agrippina├Ž, Ordinis Sancti Benedicti, viri & vit├Ž sanctimonia, & sacrarum literarum peritia pr├Žckarum De Diuinis Officijs. Libri Duodecim. [Birckman's chicken & tree woodcut device 8.4 x 12cm] Coloni├Ž Agrippin├Ž Apud h├Žredes Arnoldi Birckmanni. Anno Salutis 1566. Folio.
Collation: a1-8, A-P6, Q3; lacking final blank--possibly with the printer's device on it. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (13) index, (1) blank, (3) epistola, (2) prologvs, 1-181pp. Colophon bottom of p.181 reads: Rvperti Abbatis Tvitiensis, Ante Qvadringgentos annos defuncti, de diuinis officiis, libri duodecim, Apud heredes Arnoldi Birckmanni, iam quart├▓ in lucem editi. 1557. OCLC locates, holding the 1566 edition: Emory Univ; St. Vincent College; and in Spain: Seminari Episcopal; Biblioteca Universitat de Barcelona.

Bound original vellum over boards newly rebacked with vellum spine and corners and red gilt title label, removed tape scars on original vellum hinge edge of covers, soiled and scuffed, author & title written in contemporary hand in large letters on bottom page edges, original paste-down endpapers with small pieces lacking revealing old MSS leaf pasted underneath, new free endpapers, dampstain bottom corner of pages with deterioration of paper for about 2cm on the first dozen leaves, large but light dampstain on top of all pages, pages a bit wavy, light to medium foxing. 3 x 4.7cm oval armorial stamp at bottom of title.
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Apologia D. Ioannis Stosselii, Opposita Sophisticis et Friuolis, STOESSEL, JOHANN.
11 STOESSEL, JOHANN. Apologia D. Ioannis Stosselii, Opposita Sophisticis et Friuolis
1566 2nd Pamphlet, bound Quarto, 15.4 x 20.5cm Jena, Germany 
Johannes St÷ssel's Apologia, Jena, 1566, Scarce with only 1 library in the U.S.

St÷ssel helped introduce the Reformation in Baden-Durlach, "vigourously opposing everything divergent from strict Lutheranism. He later migrated to the position of Crypto-Calvinism.


STOESSEL, JOHANN. Apologia D. Ioannis Stosselii, Opposita Sophisticis et Friuolis cauillationibus quorundam censorum, in Comitatu Mansfeldensi, qui ambitione & odio accensi, potentiam & authoritatem reformandi alienas Ecclesias arroganter sibi sumunt, & pr├Žtextu puritatis doctrin├Ž, & glori├Ž Dei, adnouas seditiones, aut distractiones s├Žuiores in Ecclesia Christi classicum canunt. [small simple woodcut] I. Corinth. 4. Ego ver├▓ nihil facio ├á vobis indicari, vel ab humano die, Dominus est, qui ver├Ę & iust├Ę de me sententiam laturus est. Esai├Ž 9. Vnusquisq deuorat carnem brachii sui, Manasse Ephrim, & Ephraim Manassen. Galat. 5. Qui conturbat vos, iudicium portabit, quisquis est. Prouerb. 18. Iustus in principio accusator est sui postea inquirit in alios. Ien├Ž, Ex Officinia Donati Ritzenhaimi, Anno Christi, M.D.LXVI. [1566] Quarto. 15.4 x 20.5cm. $875.00

Johann St÷ssel (1524-1576) German theologian. "After taking his degree at Wittenberg in 1549, he was called, as an anti-Philippist, to Weimar by Duke Joh. Frederick as Chaplain and in this capacity he took part with Maximilian M├Ârlin, court chaplain at Coburg, in introducing the Reformation in the margravate of Baden-Durlach in 1556, vigorously opposing everything divergent from strict Lutheranism. In the same spirit he opposed Melanchthon at the colloquy of Worms in the following year... in 1558 [he] took part, with M÷rlin and Simon Musaeus, in the preparation of the Weimar "Book of Confutation,' which they defended against Victorinus Strigel and Pastor H├╝gel in a special Apolgie in 1559. The next year St÷ssel and M÷rlin accompanied John Frederick to Heidelberg, in the hope of keeping the duke's father-in-law, Elector Frederick the Pious, firm in Lutheranism. This proved impossible, however, and shortly after St÷ssel's return a change became apparent in his own attitude. In ensuing controversies between Lutheran and Calvinistic theologians both he and M├Ârlin assumed an intermediate position, and in this frame of mind became councilors of John Frederick... But when St÷ssel was appointed...superintendent in Jena, his mediating position became more pronounced, and with his limitation of the theological controversy of the Jena professors and the elevation of the Weimar consistory, at his instance, to the supreme church authority in Thuringia, with himself as its assessor, the breach between him and the Flacian part became complete, so that when Flacius and Wigand protested in writing against hem, he lodged complaint against them at court. The result of this controversy was the deposition of both opponents and the rout of their whole party, while St÷ssel was appointed to a theological professorship and undertook the difficult task of mediating between the Flacian clery and the synergistic Strigel... St÷ssel's revulsion from the Flacians of Jena receives its explanation from their terrorism, but his change to crypto-Calvinism is more difficult to account for. Many of his contemporaries ascribed it to unworthy motives; and it is impossible to tell how far personal ambition was the cause, or how far the reason lies simply in the development of his views of theology and the Church."--G. Kawerau in New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowledge XI:100-101. The Apologia that we offer was directed at the Mansfeld Ministerium. "As the controversy in ducal Saxony continued, the Mansfeld ministerium issued a protest against the activities of the leading reconciler in the Saxon ministerium, Johann St÷ssel." It was titled: Responsio Ministrorum verbi in Comitatu Mansfeldensi. Ad Apologiam D. Johannis St÷sselii. (Eisleben: Urban Gabisch, 1566).--footnote 86 on page 319 of: Bound Choice, Election, and Wittenberg Theological Method, From Martin Luther to the Formula of Concord. Eerdmans, 2005. The Apologia was printed twice, in 1565 and 1566. We offer the 1566 printing.

In the North America, OCLC locates only the Emory U. copy of the 1566 edition and no libraries with the 1565 edition. There are copies scattered in European libraries.

Newly rebound in attractive quarter calf with raised bands and gilt on red morocco title label, nice marbled paper over boards, new endpapers, light foxing, pages tanning some. Inscription at top of title page: "Berlin 12th May, 1851." Collation: A-B4, C3, lacking final blank. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (20)pp. Colophon reads: "Ienae. Excudebat 'donatus Ritzenhayn. Anno M.D.LXVI. [1566]. 20 extra blank sheets bound in at back for filler.
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Evthymii Monachi Zigaboni Commentationes in Omnes Psalmos de Graeco in, ZIGABENOS, EUTHYMIOS.
12 ZIGABENOS, EUTHYMIOS. Evthymii Monachi Zigaboni Commentationes in Omnes Psalmos de Graeco in
1530 Leather & paper Book Folio, 22.4 x 32.4 x 6cm. Verona per Stephanum Nicolinum Sabiensem, & Fratres 
Byzantine theologian's Commentary on the Psalms, Verona, Italy, 1530

ZIGABENOS, EUTHYMIOS. Evthymii Monachi Zigaboni Commentationes in Omnes Psalmos de Graeco in Latinvm conversae per R.D. Philippvm Savlvm Episcopvm Brvgnatensem. Avrevm ac Divinvm Opvs. Non sine priuilegio, mulctaqz pecuniaria, & excom poena, ut in priu. cont. [Colophon:] Ne quis alius hunc librum per decennium imprimere aut imprimi facere impressumue uendere aut uedendum tradere, tam in hac Vrbe quam in omnibus aliis priuilegio cautum est sub poena in eo contenta. Verona per Stephanum Nicolinum Sabiensem, & Fratres. MDXXX mense Ianuario... [1530] Folio 22.4 x 32.4 x6cm. $1,200.00

Euthymios Zigabenos, or Zigadenos, the theologian (fl. ca. 1100) Byzantine theologian. "For a long period Zigabenos was wrongly identified with Euthymios of Akmonia. He was a monk in Constantinople invited by Alexios I (probably ca.1110) to write a refutation of heresies, which he produced under the title of Panopli dogmatike... He also wrote commentaries on the Psalms, Gospels, and St. Paul's epistles."--The Oxford Dict. of Byzantium, III:2227. "A Latin translation of his commentary on the Psalms was published by Philippus Saulus (Verona, 1530)...In his commentary on the Gospels, which is superior to that on the Psalms, Euthymius follows in general the ancient authorities, especially Chrysostom, although he shows some independence. Allegorical and mystical interpretations are occasionally borrowed."--New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, IV:216. We are pleased to offer Zigabenos' Commentary on the Psalms in this early Latin translation.

Bound (18th cent?) leather spine with decorated paper over boards, edges of decorated paper heavily worn away, bottom 5.5cm of spine leather chipped away, corners worn down, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, leather rubbed & scuffed, decorated paper soiled and rubbed, blue page edges, front free endpaper remounted, 2 tears in bottom margin of title--one sometime repaired with old paper, larger marginal tear repaired with archival rag paper, large damp stain in top 6cm of first 2/3 of pages, large damp stain in bottom 7cm of first 2/3 of pages, damp stains in inner margins of last few pages, light foxing; leaves Z4-5, A1-3,6-8, B3&6, C1&8 are very heavily browned. Woodcut headpiece, Greek words printed in margins throughout. Inscription at bottom of title: "Liber Hospitalis singloru ex dono D. Jo. Heliaris Penitentiarii Angli."

Collation: +8, a-z8, A-O4. Last leaf blank. Leaves: (8) un-numbered leaves, 1-291 numbered leaves, (1) blank leaf. OCLC locates U. Oxford, Cambridge Univ & Niedersachsische Staats-und Univ.
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