LUTHER, Martin & SYLVIUS, Petrus - Die andern acht hinderstelligen bucher - 1528

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LUTHER, Martin & SYLVIUS, Petrus - Die andern acht hinderstelligen bucher - 1528
History, Politics, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Book

AN EXTREMELY RARE CATHOLIC ANTI-LUTHER TREATISE FROM 1528

Printed at 'Easter-Time' in 1528, according to the title-page. Pages unnumbered, but signed A-K4, L2, M4 = 46 ff i.e. 92 pp. Complete. Bound in old paper wrappers.

The title-page describes the contents of each 'book':

Das vierde handelt, das warhafftig klar Euangelium, vnd lehre Christi, vnd wie Luther dasselbig gantz verkeret, nd vornichtet vnd dem Herrn Christo zu gleych als der Antichrist gestracks widerspricht.

Das funfft ist von aller art der Ketzer, vnd wie Luther alle die selbige auffs hochste yn yhme hat.

Das Sechste erklert die eygenschafft des Antichrists, doraus zu erkennen das Luther gewisslich ist, der vorgewarnter vermischer Antichrist.

Das siedend, [sic] das acht, vnd das neunde erklert durch etlich Lutherische schrifft, wie Luther alsso vnchristlich furnympt, das auch der lauther Antichrist, wirt nicht etwas vnchristlichers können erdenckeu. [sic]

Das zehe[n]de vnd eylfft, erklert seyne sunderliche vnsinnige blintheyt, do durch er vn[d] seyner lere anhanggt auch yhme selbist stets widerspricht, wie die grosse Missiue volkomlicher die titeln meldet.

'Die ersten vier bucher' were in fact printed in Dresden by Wolfgang Stöckel 'at the New-Year' before Sylvius was forced to flee to Leipzig. Both works are extremely rare, most libraries contain only one or the other book. Strangely, Sylvius reprinted the text of the 'Fourth Book' in the present work (so this is Books 4-11, complete as issued).

Sylvius (1470-1547) was trained as a Dominican but was exempted from the order due to illness. "His texts are characterized by an extremely sharp polemic in which Luther is referred to as the “most non-Christian”, devilishly possessed person, as the “trumpet of evil spirits” and “forerunner of the pure antichrist”." (Wikipedia)

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
History, Politics, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
LUTHER, Martin & SYLVIUS, Petrus
Book Title
Die andern acht hinderstelligen bucher
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1528
Edition
1st Edition
Language
German
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Leipzig: Nickel Schmidt
Binding/ Material
Softback
Number of pages
92
Dimensions
20×15.5 cm
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