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Explicationis articulorum venerandae facultatis sacrae theologiae generalis studii Lovanien. circa dogmata ecclesiastica ab annis triginta quatuor controversa. Louvain, Martin Verhasselt, 1555-1557. [With]: KLING (Konrad). Loci communes theologici. Cologne, heirs of Arnold Birckmann,

TAPPER Ruard (1562.)

£1100.00 

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Large printer's woodcut device of a chicken on each title-page and at end of first two parts, small woodcut initials in first part, but six very large historiated woodcut initials in final part.2 works (3 parts) in one vol. Folio. Contemporary blind-panelled pigskin, sides filled with roll-tools of biblical figures.

A handsome volume which begins with the first edition of Tapper's vast theological treatise, which is dedicated to Philip II, husband of Queen Mary Tudor of England. Early in his career, Tapper (1487-1559) taught Aristotelian physics and logic, but later became a very able theologian who advocated improved education and discipline for the clergy. He took part in Inquisition proceedings, but avoided excessive harshness. The second work is the second edition of this work which discusses numerous controversial issues between Catholics and Lutherans, with many references to Melanchthon's work. The author was a Franciscan who was "eine der einzige der den katholischen Gottesdienst in der grossen Hospitalkirche der Stadt (Erfurt) aufrecht erhielt" (ADB IV, 333).Contemporary ownership inscription on fly-leaf recording the purchase of the book in 1563 by Antonius Roeberius, and has added a note about the binding of the volume; his marginal annotations appear at the beginning of the volume.I. Adams T128. VD16, K1308. II. Adams C2222.

Stock Code: 45208