3 works in 1 binding, (336), (16) 414, (120) p. Contemporary blind-stamped Vellum with 4 raised bands and clasps on straps, 8° (Text block is slightly browned, a few stains in the margins, tear in page 3/4 of the second work. New clasps and straps, the back cover lacks a small piece of vellum, the text block has been rebound into the binding. A collection of three early philosophical works published at Wittenberg. The first, ‘Examen Eorum’, is a summary of the protestant doctine by the German Lutheran reformer, theologian and philosopher Philippus Melanchthon, 1497-1560. Melanchthon was the first systematic theologian of the Reformation, his views were a.o. inspired by the works of classical philosophers hence the works of Cicero, Plutarch and Isocrates that are bound with this copy. Old annotations and underlinings throughout most of the works containing additions, corrections and references to Bible texts and other books. Bound in an attractive blind-stamped binding with a lage central panel on the front cover depicting Luther with above his image the initals G.N. and below the year 1598. A firm and complete copy.)
Examen Eorum, Qvi Avdi Vntur ante Ritvm pvblicae ordinationis, qva commendatur eis ministerium Evangelii. Traditvm Vvitebergae Anno 1554. Per Philippum Melanthonem. WITH: M.T. Ciceronis De Officiis Libri III. Item, De Senectvte. De Amicitia: Paradoxa: et Somnivm Scipionis. Cum annotationibus Victorini Strigelii Nunc primum in gratiam studio-serum publicata. WITH: Plvtarchi Chaeronei Opvscvlvm de Liberorvm Institvtione. Item: Isocratis Orationes Tres: I. Ad Demonicvm. II. Ad Nicoclem. III. Nicocles.
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