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Indulgence sold to raise funds for the rebuilding of St. Peter's in Rome. Criticism of abuse of indulgences by those such as Martin Luther played a major role in the role of the Reformation.
Portrait of Calvin based on a painting by Lucas Cranach the Younger. Included is a microscopic rendering of the first chapter of Luther's German translation of Ecclesiasticus. Conserved by Jan Sobota in 1991.
Calvin's commentary on the Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Portions of the gospels are printed side by side so the reader can compare the texts easily.
Adding to earlier commentaries published by others, Calvin published his commentary on the psalms to avoid having his lectures printed without his approval.
Latin edition of the small catechism for students includes an illustrated title page with a hand-colored woodcut of a preacher leading a class with boys and women seated at his feet and men standing and listening. This copy is bound with three…
The official instrument of Roman Catholic Church censorship beginning in the sixteenth century.
This treatise on the "Earthly Sphere" shows that medieval scientists were aware that the earth is not flat. Additionally, the woodcut in this edition is the earliest printed illustration of solar and lunar eclipses.
In this treatise d'Ailly sought to reconcile theology and the science of astronomy, which included astrology
This treatise on the "Moral and Spiritual Eye" utilizes various optical phenomena to demonstrate lessons of Christian morality. This edition identifies its author as Archbishop Peckham, the treatise was probably written by Petrus de Limoges.
This work describes preparations for medicines and diets, numerous diseases, and discusses surgical procedures.
First edition of the Roman catechism, designed to enable priests to instruct their parishioners more effectively in the basic tenets of their faith.
A compilation of all of the papal decrees and canon laws that had been approved between 1140 and 1234. This vellum copy is one of forty printed and one of the twelve remaining copies today.
One of the foundational texts of the Christian tradition. Printed in 1467, it is the first of seventeen Latin editions printed during the fifteenth century.
Biblical history written by Peter Comestor, Chancellor of Notre Dame in Paris. One of the most important teaching texts of the middle ages.
This three-part work was the most comprehensive and systematic statement of medieval Christian dogma. Printed by Johann Mentelin, the first successful printer located outside of Mainz.
Papal Bull confirming possessions of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Pierre at Meobecq within the diocese of Bourges, France.
First Bible printed in England, compiled by Henry VIII from St. Jerome's Vulgate. Includes: Genesis-Judges, Psalms, Proverbs, Wisdom, and the New Testament.
Books Jeremiah, Lamentations, and beginning of Baruch of the Gutenberg Bible. Includes hand decoration such as rubrication in red ink.
Thirteenth century Paris Vulgate Bibles were often printed in single-volumes and in a portable size. This edition includes eighty initials illuminated with biblical scenes introduce the various books of the Bible.
A collection of engravings, each showing a different member of the Franciscan or related order, each engraving headed with the date of the subject's feast day, bound in chronological order from Die I Januarij to Die 31 Decembris (including Feb. 29).…
Engravings depicting the life, Passion, and Reurrection of Christ.
Copy 64 of 250. Six wood engravings illustrating the Passion of Christ.
Whereas most manuscript Books of Hours were illuminated with colorful miniatures, printed editions such as this one were embellished with metalcut illustrations and decorative borders.
First Vulgate Bible to publish the Postillae along with the text of the Bible. Includes hand colored initials.
First Printed Vulgate with woodcuts throughout. Includes the typical details of Vulgate Bibles at the time: rinted initials, chapter numbers, book headlines, foliation, marginal references, chapter subdivisions, and additional readers' aids.