London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
OECOLAMPADIUS, Johannes (1482-1531). Apologetica ... de dignitate Eucharistiae sermones duo. [Zurich: Christoph Froschauer], 1526. 8°. Fine woodcut device on last page, with the 2 final errata leaves. Modern boards.
FIRST EDITION of these two sermons on the Eucharist by one of the great German reformers whose influence in Switzerland mirrored Melanchthon's in Germany. He was a friend of Erasmus, Pirckheimer and especially of Zwingli and in the early part of his career had worked as a proof reader for Andreas Cratander. Not in Adams.
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