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Ecclesiastes Solomonis / cum Annotationibus D. Martini Lutheri VVittembergae. Anno M.D. XXXII.

Contributor(s): Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 | Lufft, Hans, 1495-1584? [printer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: VVitebergae : Excudebat Ioannes Luft, 1532Description: [8] pages, 125 leaves ; 16 cm. (8vo).Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeUniform titles: Bible. O.T. Ecclesiastes Latin. 1532. Subject(s): Bible. O.T. Ecclesiastes -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800 | Early printed books -- 16th century
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Second printing of Latin text of Ecclesiastes, with commentary, by Luther.

Imprint from colophon.

Colophon: VVitebergae Excudebat Ioannes Luft. M.D. XXXII.

Signatures: 1⁴ A-Q⁸.

Title within wood-engraved architectural, historiated, and decorated border (classical images and flora).

Initials (historiated and decorated).

Last p. blank.

Bound in old colored paste paper (red and lavender) over pasteboards.

Benzing, Lutherbibliographie 2980

VD16 B 3648

Luther, M. Werke, WA, 20: 3 A.

Comment by Seminary L.
05/19/2017

While Luther was in hiding at Wartburg Castle, he led a translation of the Bible into German. He completed the New Testament in 1522 and the Old Testament in 1534. This is a first edition of Luther’s translation of Ecclesiastes.

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