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Collection: Martin Luther in the Age of Print
Portrait of Luther by Lucas Cranach on verso of title page, hand colored.
Full page portrait of Luther by Lucas Cranach.
Medallion portrait of M. Luther on title page and two full-page portraits (Martin Luther and Johann Friedrich of Saxony) by Lucas Cranach the Younger in text.
Later Broadside Portrait of Martin Luther, Hand-Colored and Annotated
First edition of the Bible in German and is the first edition of the Bible printed in any language other than Latin.
The majority of the 109 woodcuts used in this Nuremberg edition of the German Bible of 1483 originally were produced in Cologne for Heinrich Quentell's Low German Bible of c. 1478. The woodcuts were hand colored.
Four horsemen of the apocalypse pictured together as typical of 15th century German art. The illustrations are hand-colored wood engravings.
Low German (Niederdeutsch) Bible translation of the Bible with woodcuts by anonymous artists.
Indulgence offered for the remission of sins in the Jubilee Year of 1480. With Schoeffer's Lombard initial L and "Psalter" initial M. The type used for the headings is Gutenberg's 42-line Bible type.
Indulgence printed during the reign of Pope Innocent VIII. This copy survives as four strips of binder's waste recovered from an old volume.
The only copy of a previously unrecorded Castilian indulgence for the living, for the crusade against the Muslims in Granada.
Two indulgence forms offering indulgences for financial contributions for a naval expedition against the Turks.
Indulgence raising funds to rebuild the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome.
The first collection of the writings of Martin Luther speaking out against indulgences, namely the abuse of them.
Papal bull identifying teachings of Martin Luther that were heretical and insisted that Luther recant his works or he would be excommunicated.
Luther's response to the papal bull "Exsurge Domine". He calls the Pope the Antichrist and noted that the Pope and his cardinals needed to be excommunicated.
Luther's more controlled, sober, and systematic response to the Papal Bull of 1520.
Luther's publication speaking out against the sacraments of the Catholic Church based on his interpretation of the Bible.
Luther's sermons regarding the sacrament of Communion. The title page has a woodcut of the Seven Sacraments.
Luther's work discussing his doctrine of justification by faith alone. He included a letter to Pope Leo X in the preface.
In response to Luther's critique of indulgences and sacraments, King Henry VIII defended the sacraments in this work dedicated to Pope Leo X.
Catalog of heretical writings compiled during the early years of the Protestant Reforamtion. It identfied works of Luther and his followers as heretical and served as the basis for lists of prohibited books.
Second edition of the Catalogus haereticorum. An allegorical woodcut is included showing that heretics are destined for hell.
Publication by Joachim von der Heiden urging Katharina von Bora to repent and return to her monastic seclusion. This came after she escaped from her convent in 1523 and married Martin Luther in 1525.
Johann Hasenberg attacked Katharina von Bora in this publication addressed to Martin Luther. Included are woodcuts that depict Martin Luther and his wife proceeding to the gates of hell.