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DRIS (DOCTORIS) MARTINI LUTHERI COLLOQUIA MENSALIA: Or, DR MARTIN LUTHER'S DIVINE DISCOURSES AT HIS TABLE,
London William Du-Gard 1652 - &C. which in his life time hee held with divers learned men (such as were Philip Melancthon, Casparus Cruciger, Justus Jonas, Paulus Eberus, Vitus Dietericus, Joannes Bugenhagen, Joannes Forsterus, and others) conteining questions and answers touching religion, and other main points of doctrine, as also many notable histories, and all sorts of learning, comforts, advises, prophesies, admonitions, directions and instructions. Collected first together by Dr Antonius Lauterbach, and afterward disposed into certain common places by John Aurifaber Dr in Divinitie; translated out of the high Germane into the English tongue, by Capt. Henrie Bell. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1652, translated by Henry Bell, folio in sixes, 350 x 220 mm, 13¾ x 8½ inches, title page printed red and black, LACKS FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT, some woodcut headpieces and decorated initials, pages: 38, 541, (1), 1 catchword in the Preface does not match the first word on the following page but the signatures are correct, the text makes sense and no pages are missing, leaf C3 is numbered C4 but the catchwords are correct, the gathering is complete and nothing is missing, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering to spine, new marbled endpapers. Title page dusty, slightly creased at top outer corner which has tiny repair at tip, 2 tiny holes in blank areas repaired, 2 tiny holes in top corner of next page, occasional pale mark to margins, light brown staining to 1 margin, 1 very short closed margin tear, repaired, another to lower margin with old paper repair, small piece cut from lower outer corner of 1 page, no loss of text, tiny hole in text with loss of 2 letters, single worm hole in fore-edge margin goes from page 269 to the end, tiny worm track in fore-edge margin of pages 531 to 537, contents otherwise bright and clean. A very good copy, binding tight and firm, (lacking portrait as mentioned). This is a translation of Luther's Tischreden. Subjects covered include idolatry, free will, baptism, angels, possession by the devil, witchcraft, matrimony, legends and stories of the saints, music, Rome, drunkenness, astronomy, astrology, and a discourse on the Turks. ESTC R23064. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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