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Des durchlauchtigsten Hochgebornen Fürsten vnd herrn, Herrn Johans Fridrichen, Hertzogen zu Sachssen, des heiligen Römischen Reichs Ertzmarschalh vnd Churfürsten, Landgrauen jnn Döringen, Marggrauen zu Meissen, vnd Burggrauen zu Magdeburg, Warhafftige, bestendige, ergründete, christenliche vnd auffrichtige Verantwortung, Wider des verstockten, Gottlosen, vormaledeieten, verfluchten ehrenschenders, bösthetigen Barrabas, auch hurnsüchtigen Holofernes von Braunschweig : So sich Hertzog Heinrich den jüngern nennet, vnvorschempt, calphurnisch, Schand vnd Lügenbuch : Welchs er abermals, ain datum Wolffenbüttel, auff Dienstag nach Omnium Sanctorum, Anno 1540. negst, wider vorgemelten Churfürsten zu Sachssen, etc. wil volbracht haben, vnd offentlich durch einen druck ausgesprengt hat.

Author/Creator:
Johann Friedrich I, Kurfürst von Sachsen, 1503-1554.
Other Title:
Des durchlauchtigsten Hochgebornen Fürsten vnd herrn, Herrn Johans Fridrichen, Hertzogen zu Sachssen, des heiligen Römischen Reichs Ertzmarschalh und Churfürsten, Landgraven inn Döringen, Marggraven zu Meissen, und Burggraven zu Magdeburg, Warhafftige, bestendige, ergründete, christenliche und auffrichtige Verantwortung, Wider des verstockten, Gottlosen, vormaledeieten, verfluchten ehrenschenders, bösthetigen Barrabas, auch hurnsüchtigen Holofernes von Braunschweig
Publication:
Gedrückt zu Wittemberg : Durch Georgen Rhaw, Anno 1541.
Format/Description:
Book
[172] p. : coat of arms ; 19 cm. (4to).
Fingerprint:
emr- enen nsch tame (C) 1541 (A)
Subjects:
Reformation -- Early works to 1800.
Braunschweig (Germany : State) -- History -- 16th century.
Form/Genre:
Wooden boards (Binding)
Bevelled edge boards (Binding)
Place of Publication:
Germany Wittenberg.
Notes:
First edition of a very strongly worded attack by Johann Friedrich I, Elector of Saxony on Heinrich II, Duke of Braunschweig and Lüneburg. Heinrich had joined the Catholic league in opposition to the Schmalkaldic league, even though the cities of Braunschweig and Goslar within his territory had already joined the Protestant forces. This act led to an exchange of vitriolic correspondence between him and his Protestant enemies, fuelled by the 1541 publication of a pamphlet by Martin Luther entitled "Wider Hans Worst," in which Luther attacked the relationship between Heinrich and his mistress Eva von Trott, with whom he had 10 children.
Place of printing and printer's name from colophon on leaf Y3v, which reads: Gedrückt zu Wittemberg durch Georgen Rhaw. M. D. XLI.
Signatures: A-V⁵ X² Y⁴.
Woodcut title portrait of Johann Friedrich I, Elector of Saxony; woodcut coat of arms (with motto: Verbum Domini manet in aeternum).
Local notes:
Purchased for the Penn Libraries in 1962.
Penn Libraries copy is no. 10 in a volume of 15 mid-sixteenth century German pamphlets concerned with the conflict between Braunschweig and Heinrich der Jüngere, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.
Penn Libraries copy bound in full blind-toooled leather over beveled-edge wooden boards; upper board has central rectangular portrait of Martin Luther (with caption: V.D.M.I.Æ. D. MART. LVTHER); lower board has central rectangular portrait of a male figure flanked by the letters "C" and "W" (with caption: SI DEVS PRO NOBIS QVIS CONTRA NOS); 3 raised bands on spine; paper label with ms. number ("44") at head of spine; remains of 2 leather and metal clasps on lower board; 2 metal catchplates on upper board.
Penn Libraries copy has early ms. shelf-marks(?) in brown ink on front pastedown and front free endpaper (recto and verso); modern ms. bibliographical notes in pencil on front and back pastedowns; ms. numerals ("8") in brown ink at foot of title leaf; modern ms. bibliographical notes in pencil at foot of title leaf; a few ms. underlines in brown ink in text.
Penn Libraries copy imperfect: leaf Y4 wanting.
Penn Libraries copy: boards damaged at edges; spine damaged.
Penn Chronology:
1541
Cited in:
VD 16 S 1061
Contributor:
Heinrich, der Jüngere, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, 1489-1568.
Rhaw, Georg, 1488-1548, printer.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
German Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
213340294
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