Vom Ewigen Leben der Kinder Gottes. Sieben Predigten zu S. Maria Magdalena in Breslaw gethan.

Pollio, Lucas

  • Publication details - Leipzig: Johann Steinmann
  • Date - 1585


Stock Number: 2648 Category: Tag:

8vo, pp. [xxxii], 394 (recte 396), [4]. Title-page printed in red and black within a woodcut border. Contemporary pigskin over partially bevelled wooden boards, boards decorated in blind with a portrait roll enclosing a central block depicting paying figures (different on each board), twin clasp mounts to board edges, edges red, remains of vellum tabs to fore-edge. Browned and spotted, a few marginal paper flaws. Somewhat darkened overall, spine rather rubbed and a bit worn at ends, some light wear to corners, no flyleaves.


An early printing of these posthumously published sermons, which had first appeared at Breslau (now Wrocław) in 1584, followed by two Leipzig editions of 1585 - the other being an entirely different setting, numbered on one side of the leaf only, under the imprint of Zacharias Bärwald. Lucas Pollio (1536-1583), sometimes called 'the Elder' to distinguish him from another Lutheran preacher who may have been his grandson, was a native of Breslau and had studied Greek under Melanchthon in Wittenberg, later briefly studying in Leipzig before returning to Wrocław and becoming pastor of St Mary Magdalene, site of the first Lutheran services in the city.


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