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Luther, Martin.
OPERA OMNIA. WITTENBURG: VOL. 1: ZACHARIAS LEHMANN, 1582; VOL. 2: LORENZ SCHWENCK, 1562; VOL. 3: ZACHARIAS LEHMANN, 1583; VOL. 4: JOHANNIS LUFFT, 1574; VOL. 5: JOHANNIS LUFFT, 1554 (FIRST EDITION); VOL. 6: MATTHAEUS WELACK, 1580; VOL. 7: THOMAS KLUG, 1558
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 2,160 GBP
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Luther, Martin.
OPERA OMNIA. WITTENBURG: VOL. 1: ZACHARIAS LEHMANN, 1582; VOL. 2: LORENZ SCHWENCK, 1562; VOL. 3: ZACHARIAS LEHMANN, 1583; VOL. 4: JOHANNIS LUFFT, 1574; VOL. 5: JOHANNIS LUFFT, 1554 (FIRST EDITION); VOL. 6: MATTHAEUS WELACK, 1580; VOL. 7: THOMAS KLUG, 1558
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 2,160 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Luther, Martin.
OPERA OMNIA. WITTENBURG: VOL. 1: ZACHARIAS LEHMANN, 1582; VOL. 2: LORENZ SCHWENCK, 1562; VOL. 3: ZACHARIAS LEHMANN, 1583; VOL. 4: JOHANNIS LUFFT, 1574; VOL. 5: JOHANNIS LUFFT, 1554 (FIRST EDITION); VOL. 6: MATTHAEUS WELACK, 1580; VOL. 7: THOMAS KLUG, 1558

7 volumes, folio (305 x 190mm.), title-page of each volume with woodcut border depicting Luther and the Elector of Saxony adoring the Passion, the symbols of the four Evangelists and cherubim, woodcut historiated initials, later vellum, volumes 1, 3, 4 and 5 lacking final blank, many leaves in volume 3 browned, slight worming to most volumes, bindings worn and repaired


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Provenance

Johannes Daniel Bonnet, ownership inscription in each volume dated 1671

Literature

Adams 1739; 1742; 1748; 1751; 1752 (first edition); 1757; 1759

Catalogue Note

First published on a rolling basis from 1545, with most volumes reprinted numerous times, this edition contains introductions by Philip Melanchthon, humanist scholar par excellence, "Praeceptor Germaniae", Luther's Greek  tutor and close confidant.

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