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Collection: Martin Luther in the Age of Print
In response to Luther's critique of indulgences and sacraments, King Henry VIII defended the sacraments in this work dedicated to Pope Leo X.
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 printed during the reign of Pope Innocent VIII. This copy survives as four strips of binder's waste recovered from an old volume.
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.
The only copy of a previously unrecorded Castilian indulgence for the living, for the crusade against the Muslims in Granada.
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.
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.
Portrait of Luther by Lucas Cranach on verso of title page, hand colored.
Luther's publication speaking out against the sacraments of the Catholic Church based on his interpretation of the Bible.
A direct outcome of the Council of Trent, the Index librorum prohibitorum ("Index of Prohibited Books") provided a list of authors and works that were banned by the Catholic Church.
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.
Luther's more controlled, sober, and systematic response to the Papal Bull of 1520.
Papal bull identifying teachings of Martin Luther that were heretical and insisted that Luther recant his works or he would be excommunicated.
Text in German includes Luther's German translation of Psalms CX (Vulgate Psalms CIX) from the Hebrew Old Testament. Includes woodcut illustrations.
Text in German includes Luther's translation of the Canon of the Mass from Latin. Includes woodcut decorations.
Text in German includes Luther's translation of Greek New Testament Epistle of 2nd Peter and Jude. Includes woodcut borders and decorated initials.
The Council of Trent broke prohibited books into three classes: books by heretical authors, individual prohibited books, and anonymous protected books. They were listed in these three categories until 1664 when books were listed in a single…
Martin Luther's translation of the book of Jonah with woodcut depicting scenes from the book of Jonah.
Full page portrait of Luther by Lucas Cranach.
Includes Luther's German translation of Psalm LXVIII (Psalm LXVII in Vulgate and Septuagint) from Hebrew. Includes woodcut illustration
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.