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Corpus doctrinae Christianae. Quae est summa orthodoxi et Catholici dogmatis, complectens doctrinam puram & ueram Euangelij Iesu Christi secundum diuina prophetarum & apostolorum scripta, aliquot libris fideli ac pio studio explicata
cum gratia & privilegio ad decennium in officina M. Ernesti Voegelini Constantiensis Lipsiae: cum gratia & privilegio ad decennium [in officina M. Ernesti Voegelini Constantiensis]. 1560. First edition of Melanchthon's last work, published just three months before his death; folio, pp. [20], 982; large woodcut vignette on title- p., 8-, 7-, and 6-line historiated woodcut initials, dampstains in the fore-margins of the first 5 and top and fore-margins of the last 8 leaves, small clipped ownership signature at the lower outer corner of the title- p. (remaining on 3 lines are the letters "Emp / man / ar"); contemporary blindstamped pigskin, vellum label on spine titled in ink; the whole worn and soiled, lacking both clasps, turn-ins curled; in all, a good, sound copy, This copy extensively annotated on approximately 240 pages in at least two distinct hands (about one-third very heavily annotated), in red and black ink, endpapers also with extensive ink notations, the front pastedown with the ownership signature of "Jo. Caspar Reuchlin D., 1752" (likely one of the annotators). Many of the annotations are earlier, likely dating from the 17th century. Sections in the book extensively marked includ De Deo, De Filio, De Creatione, De Peccato Originis, De Evangelio, De Vocabulo Fidei, De Praemiis, De Loge Morali, De Libero Arbitrio, De Iustificatione, De Bonis Operibus, and De Ecclesia. Reuchlin is the author of Dissertatio academica de historica Christiana Romanorum poetarum testimoniis illustrata, Strasbourg, 1750. Adams M-1105; BM German STC, p. 610; Graesse IV, p. 469; OCLC locates 9 copies (5 in the U.S.); no copy at auction in more than 25 years.
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