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Assertio septem sacramentorum Adversus Mart. Lutherum, Henrico VIII. Anglia Rege auctore. Cui subnexa est Eiusdem Regis epistola, Assertionis ipsius contra eundem defensoria. Accedit quoque R. P. D. Iohan. Roffen. Episcopi contra Lutheri Captivitatem Babylonicam, Assertionis regiae defensio.
Parisiis (Paris), Gulielmum Desboys, 1562. . 24mo (12x8.5 cm). Pp. 130 double-pages i.e. 260, (11). Woodcut initials, shoulder notes. Hardcover, bound in near contemporary speckled full calf, spine with raised band, gilt mahogany morocco lettering-piece to second compartment, rich gilt tooling in remainders, gilt tolled edges, marbled endpapers, all edged sprinkled red. In fine condition. A precious little copy, spotless interior. ~ First edition of this Paris edition. First published 1521. The King's, or rather the royal theologian's reply to the Babylonian Captivity. On his work he received from the pope the title "Defender of the Faith". The Captivity marked Luther's final and irreparable break with the Church of Rome. Extremely rare.
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