Octavo. 56pp. Signatures A-G4. Blue leather with gilt-stamped lettering on spine; raised bands. Gilt edges. Marbled endpapers. Title page with historiated woodcut border. Decorative initials. The woodcut border on the titles page depicts Herod's banquet with Salome and the beheading of John the Baptist, each in two woodcuts, a characteristic work of the Cranach School. The first edition as stated in Benzing, Luther Bibliography 2926, identified by imprint at the end: "Gedrückt zu Wittenberg durch Nickel Schirlentz." First edition of Luther's fierce critique of the Augsburg Reichstag Edict, directed towards traitors and miscreants (Princes and Bishops), especially the main protagonist, Pope Clemens. By 1524 various Catholic ecclesiastic usages, notably the observance of fast days, had been abolished in Augsburg and the apostate priests, many of whom, after Luther's example, had taken wives , were supported by the city council, and the Catholics were denied the right of preaching. The Anabaptists added fuel to the Peasants' War, in which many monasteries, institutions and castles were destroyed. At the Diet of Augsburg in 1530 where the so-called Augsburg Confession was delivered to Emperor Charles V., the emperor issued an edict whichall innovations were abolished and Catholics were reinstated in their rights and property. The city council, however, recalled the Protestant preachers (1531) who had been expatriated and surpressed Catholic services in all churches. It was in this context that Luther wrote his response to the edict of Augsburg. (Catholic Encyclopedia).Text in German. Binding with very light wear. Small perforation at foredge of title page and minor remnants of removed red pencil marks at top right in margin, not affecting woodcut. Light smudging and sporadic foxing. Binding and interior in overall very good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Auff das Vermeint Keiserlich Edict/ ...
Publisher: Printed by Nickel Schirlentz
Publication Date: 1531
Book Condition: vg+
Edition: First edition.
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