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Collection: Martin Luther in the Age of Print
Second edition of Martin Luther's complete German Bible with woodcuts by Lucas Cranach the Younger.
Martin Luther's (1483–1546) first German Old Testament which helped spread the Reformation. There are full-page woodcut illustrations by Lucas Cranach the Elder.
Later Broadside Portrait of Martin Luther, Hand-Colored and Annotated
Two indulgence forms offering indulgences for financial contributions for a naval expedition against the Turks.
Vernacular German fables by Johannes Mathesius, Nathan Chytraeus, and Martin Luther.
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.
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…
Latin Small Catechism intended for early readers. It includes basics for reading such as the alphabet before moving into the religious teachings.
German Large catechism with woodcuts.
Polish translation of Catechismus ex decreto Concilii Tridentini ad parocos, the Roman Catholic official response to Protestant catechisms.
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.
Latin edition of the small catechism for students with illustrations. This copy is bound with three additional later sixteenth-century catechisms.
One of the earliest Lutheran catechisms, this is the first edition of this catechism for girls. Has a woodprint of the crucifixion.
Canisius' catechism for beginning readers - a simplified version of the abridged version for students, Catechismus minimus.
The first collection of the writings of Martin Luther speaking out against indulgences, namely the abuse of them.
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.
Small-format edition of the New Testament translated into Low German from Luther's German New Testament translation.
First edition of the Roman Catholic catechism that contains all doctrinal revisions by the Council of Trent and sections that allowed priests to instruct parishioners more effectively in their faith.
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…
Luther's sermons regarding the sacrament of Communion. The title page has a woodcut of the Seven Sacraments.
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.
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.
Indulgence raising funds to rebuild the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome.
Text in German includes Luther's German translation of the Magnificat from the New Testament Greek of St. Luke's Gospel. Includes decorated initials.