Der achte Teil vnd letzte aller Bücher vnd Schrifften des thewren seligen Mans Gottes, Doctoris Martini Lutheri : vom XLII. Iar an, bis auff seinen Christlichen Abschied aus diesem Leben, vnd dasselbe Iar vollend hinaus, bis auffs XLVII. geschrieben, vnd im Druck ausgangen.

Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
Other Title:
Achte Teil und letzte aller Bücher und Schrifften des thewren seligen Mans Gottes, Doctoris Martini Lutheri
Gedruckt zu Ihena : Durch Christian Rödingers Erben, MDLVIII [1558]
[4], 429, [1] leaves : ill. ; 34 cm. (fol.)
I.TI alr- n.i- deli (3) 1558 (R)
Theology -- Early works to 1800.
Theology -- History -- 16th century.
Lutheran Church -- 16th century.
Wooden boards (Binding) -- 16th century.
Clasps (Binding) -- 16th century.
Chained bindings (Binding) -- 16th century.
Place of Publication:
Germany Jena.
The Jena ed. of Luther's works was instigated by Johann Friedrich I, Duke of Saxony; the 8 German vols. were published 1555-1558 and there were numerous later eds. of each vol.; the chief editors were Georg Rörer, Nicolaus von Amsdorff, Johann Aurifaber, and Matthäus Ratzenberger.
Colophon on leaf 4C4r.
Signatures: ()⁴ A-4B⁶ 4C⁴.
Title in red and black.
Woodcut title vignette (Elector Johann Friedrich and Martin Luther kneeling to either side of Christ on the cross); full-page woodcut illustration of John Frederick II, John William and John Frederick III, Dukes of Saxony, by Peter Gottlandt after Lucas Cranach (cf. F.W.H. Hollstein, German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, ca. 1400-1700 (1954), v. 6, p. 58-60); woodcut initials.
Printed marginalia.
Errata on leaf 4C3v.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Penn Libraries copy acquired from Christie's South Kensington (Lot 51, June 17, 2014 sale).
Penn Libraries copy has some early ms. underlines and marginal notes in text; missing (uninked) text at foot of leaf 3E1 supplied in ms. in blue ink.
Penn Libraries copy has modern square bookplate with monogram "HB" (i.e. Heribert Boeder, 1928-2013) affixed to front pastedown.
Penn Libraries copy bound in full contemporary blind-tooled pig over indented, beveled-edge wooden boards; decorative elements on boards include a roll containing half-length portraits of Isaiah (holding a banderole with his name, IESAIAS; motto: SVP SOLIVM DAV), John the Baptist (motto: ECCE AGN[US] DEI), Christ as Salvator Mundi (motto: DATA EST MIHI OIS), and David (with harp; motto: DE FRVCTV VEN) and a roll with small heads of Philipp Melanchthon, Martin Luther, Jan Hus, and Desiderius Erasmus; date ("1561") stamped on left board; 4 raised bands on spine; 2 leather and metal clasps with metal catchplates; metal (iron?) chain hasp affixed at head of right board, with chain of 7 figure-eight links and ring (ca. 24 cm. in length).
Penn Libraries copy: pastedowns and endpapers lightly wormed; a few wormholes in title leaf; tail inner corner of leaves 4B6-4C4 wormed; inner margin of some leaves at end of vol. dampstained; a few wormholes in binding.
Penn Provenance:
Boeder, Heribert (bookplate)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
VD 16 L 3337
Aland, K. Hilfsbuch zum Lutherstudium, p. 570-571
Christian Rödingers Erben, printer.
Rosengarten Family Fund.
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