Lot 41
  • 41

[Murner, Thomas]

Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Description

  • Caussa Helvetica orthodoxae fidei. Disputatio Helvetiorum in Baden superiori, coram duodecim cantonum oratoribus & nuntiis, pro sanctae fidei catholicae veritate, & divinarum literarum defensione, habita contra Martini Lutheri, Ulrichi Zwingli, & Oecolampadii perversa & famosa dogmata. (Luzern: [Thomas Murner], 25 August 1528)
  • Paper
4to (207 x 148mm.), with final blank leaf, contemporary German half blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, two clasps, some worming affecting text, lacking both straps, boards slightly wormed

Provenance

Dominican convent of Schwäbish Gmünd (dissolved 1802), inscription on title-page; Dr Georg Kloss, bookplate and bibliographical notes on inside front cover; The Law Society, armorial bookplate

Literature

Mendham C131; VD16 M7034

Catalogue Note

THE FIRST BOOK TO BE PRINTED IN LUZERN. Luzern remained a Catholic town during the Reformation, despite its location within the Swiss confederacy. This publication reports on a public disputation held in opposition to the doctrines of Luther, Zwingli and Oecolampadius, and was published by Thomas Murner, a committed Catholic supporter and polemicist.
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