Vom Ampt der weltlichen Oberkeit, nach Ordenung der Zehen Gebot, aus Gottes Wort, und Büchern Doct. Lutheri gestellet durch Georgium Walther M. Prediger zu Halle in Sachssen Anno 1558.

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Author

Georg Walther

Title

Vom Ampt der weltlichen Oberkeit, nach Ordenung der Zehen Gebot, aus Gottes Wort, und Büchern Doct. Lutheri gestellet durch Georgium Walther M. Prediger zu Halle in Sachssen Anno 1558.

Date

1559

Place

Jhena [Jena]

Publisher

Durch Donat Richtzenhayn

Language

German

Contributor

Martin Luther

Note

IMPRINT:
Jhena : Durch Donat Richtzenhayn, 1559.

Printer statement from colophon. Gedruckt zu Jhena ; durch Donat Richtzenhayn ; Anno M. D. L I X.

FORMAT:
Signatures: A-2M⁴ ( -2M4).

8 unnumbered leaves, 131 leaves, 1 blank leaf ; 20 cm (4to)

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Vignettes.
Woodcut title ornament and woodcut initials.

MARGINALIA:
Half page contemporary inscription on front flyleaf signed by "Hans Martin (Truchseβ), Juncker von Wetzhausen" and contemporary underlining and annotations.

BINDING:
Bound in contemporary blind tooled pigskin over wooden boards with 2 clasps and initials "HVS" and date "1560" on front covers. Spine covered with a strip of thin black leather at an early date with two old paper spine labels.

REFERENCES:
VD16 ; W 986
OCLC : (OCoLC)64035907

CONTENT:
The first German translation of this antiwar essay by Erasmus based on the saying "Dulce bellum inexperto" ("War is very sweet to those who have never tried it.”) coming from the fourth part of Erasmus' Adagia, which was first published in Latin by Froben in 1515.

Archive Location

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Num Pages

280

Call Number

BV4655 .W35 1559

Collection

Citation

Georg Walther, “Vom Ampt der weltlichen Oberkeit, nach Ordenung der Zehen Gebot, aus Gottes Wort, und Büchern Doct. Lutheri gestellet durch Georgium Walther M. Prediger zu Halle in Sachssen Anno 1558.,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed September 25, 2022, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/10329.

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