Examen Martin Chemnitz Erörterung 1756 Lutheranism Theology Catholic
DescriptionEXAMEN, das ist Erörterung De Trientischen Cocilij… Four parts in one volume *** By Martin Chemnitz *** In German language ***... read more
EXAMEN, das ist Erörterung De Trientischen Cocilij…
Four parts in one volume
By Martin Chemnitz
In German language
Rare first edition of Lutheran theology printed between 1566 and 1573. The work had ten more editions until the end of the century, and numerous reprints later, the last, dating from 1861. This edition was printed in Frankfurt in 1576. If Martin Luther is considered the greatest theologian of the Lutheran Church, then Martin Chemnitz is without a doubt our second greatest Lutheran Father. Chemnitz is certainly deserving of the title “the Second Martin”, and was the primary bulwark of orthodox Lutheran theology in the latter part of the sixteenth century.
Text printed in two columns. Title printed in red and black with a woodcut vignette by Jost Ammann (repeated twice) and with the printer’s device on the title-page of Part II.
Frankfurt, Georg Rab, 1576.
Pp.: (I:) (12, including one blank), 172, (6) leaves; (II:) (6), 220, (8) leaves; (III:) (8), 176, (8) leaves; (IV:) (12), 130, (8) leaves
Binding: Contemporary leather binding with blindstamped panels, five raised bands, clamps missing, sticker on the spine cover, signs of wear on the panels and along the edges, some parts damaged and stained, hinges slightly loose.
Condition: Marker inscription on the flyleaf.Ink inscription in Latin by the previous owner on the back of the flyleaf. Title page slightly torn and stained. Cracked gutter. A few contemporary marginal annotations and underlining, otherwise a superb and genuine copy.
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