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Collection: Martin Luther in the Age of Print
Vernacular German fables by Johannes Mathesius, Nathan Chytraeus, and Martin Luther.
One of the earliest Lutheran catechisms, this is the first edition of this catechism for girls. Has a woodprint of the crucifixion.
Low German (Niederdeutsch) Bible translation of the Bible with woodcuts by anonymous artists.
In response to Luther's Bible, Council of Trent ordered a standard version under the sanction of Pope Clement VIII, the Clementine Bible. It included the decree of the Council of Trent on the canonical scriptures and a brief by Clement VIII.
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.
A pictoral guide intended to complement Canisius's Parvus catechismus catholicorum has 103 plates with scenes from the life of Christ and other religious teachings. Each plate includes a title heading and a short explanatory text underneath each…
Canisius' catechism for beginning readers - a simplified version of the abridged version for students, Catechismus minimus.
Jesuit Canisius produced three versions of the Catholic Catechism between 1555–1558 for adults, students, and beginning readers. This edition, for adults was the complete catechism.
Polish translation of Catechismus ex decreto Concilii Tridentini ad parocos, the Roman Catholic official response to Protestant catechisms.
In the first edition of the official decrees of the Council of Trent the necessity of an organized approach to censorship was clearly stated in the summary of the eighteenth Tridentine session.
Council of Trent's ten rules that dictated the Catholic Church's censorship of texts.
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.
Two indulgence forms offering indulgences for financial contributions for a naval expedition against the Turks.
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.
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.
In response to Luther's critique of indulgences and sacraments, King Henry VIII defended the sacraments in this work dedicated to Pope Leo X.
The only copy of a previously unrecorded Castilian indulgence for the living, for the crusade against the Muslims in Granada.
The "Augsburg Confession," compiled in 1530, presented a single and unified creed that remains the standard Lutheran statement of faith. Although the two versions of the Confession were issued together, copies are rarely found together, as here, in a…
Indulgence raising funds to rebuild the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome.
Four horsemen of the apocalypse pictured together as typical of 15th century German art. The illustrations are hand-colored wood engravings.
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.
Papal bull identifying teachings of Martin Luther that were heretical and insisted that Luther recant his works or he would be excommunicated.
Martin Luther's translation of Genesis with woodcut illustrations. The woodcuts are smaller copies of earlier cuts by Cranach and the Master of the Zackenblätter used in the Old Testament of 1523.
This is the only surviving copy of the Dutch translation of Luther's Vom Abendmal Christi, Bekendnis. This text is Luther's statement on the sacramental aspects of the Lord's Supper.