27 - 28 June 2006
MELANCHTHON, Philipp (1497-1560). Loci praecipui theologici. Leipzig: Valentine Papa, 1559.
8o (188 x 120 mm). (Provenance notes removed from title, short tear to lower blanck margin, repaired.) Contemporary Saxonian blind- and GILT- STAMPED PIGSKIN over wooden boards, upper cover gilt lettered "DDB" and dated 1559, roll tool "Fides C.G. 1551, Superbia, Charitas, with Justicia, Spes with Lucrecia," upper cover with a gilt portrait plate stamp of Melanchthon, lower cover with a gilt portrait plate stamp of Luther, two brass clasps, gilt and gauffered edges (front free endpaper loss). Provenance: early note on front free endpaper; purchased from Emil Offenbacher, 23 May 1964.
A GERMAN REFORMATION BINDING RARE IN THIS CONDITION presumably from a shop in Wittenberg "CG," center of the Reformation, operating between 1539-1562. Haebler p. 136-140.
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