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De Statu Religionis Et Reipublicae, Carolo quinto, Caesare, Commentarii. Additus est Liber XXVI. [BOUND WITH:] .De Quatuor Summis Imperiis, Babylonico, Persico, Graeco, & Romano, Libri tres by  Johann [1506?-1556] SLEIDAN - First Edition - 1559 - from D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB) and Biblio.com

De Statu Religionis Et Reipublicae, Carolo quinto, Caesare, Commentarii. Additus est Liber XXVI. [BOUND WITH:] .De Quatuor Summis Imperiis, Babylonico, Persico, Graeco, & Romano, Libri tres

by SLEIDAN, Johann [1506?-1556]

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[Geneva]: Conrad Badius, 1559., 1559. 2 Volumes in 1. 16mo. ff. 458, [14]index; 50, [6]index. woodcut printer's device on titles. woodcut initials. ruled in red throughout. early red morocco, all edges gilt (joints rubbed, neat repair to first title, dampstain just visible at lower edge of some leaves, spotting to last gatherings of second title). bookplates of P.J.B.Despaux & William Stirling Maxwell. An appealing copy of this early edition of "the most important single source of the Reformation era" (Thompson), written by the great German humanist diplomat. Sleidan, whose real name was Johann Philippson, was appointed historian of the Reformation by the Schmalkaldic League in 1542. His monumental chronicle was first printed at Strassburg in 1555, one year before his death. Despite his Protestant convictions, Sleidan strove to achieve the utmost impartiality in his history. "It was [in fact] so impartial that it pleased no one, not even Melanchthon." (Encyc. Brit., 11th Edn.)These editions not in Adams. Thompson I, pp. 528-29.. Hardcover.
  • Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB) CA (CA)
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  • Title: De Statu Religionis Et Reipublicae, Carolo quinto, Caesare, Commentarii. Additus est Liber XXVI. [BOUND WITH:] .De Quatuor Summis Imperiis, Babylonico, Persico, Graeco, & Romano, Libri tres
  • Author: SLEIDAN, Johann [1506?-1556]
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: [Geneva]: Conrad Badius, 1559.
  • Date published: 1559
  • Keywords: 16TH-CENTURY REFORMATION
  • Bookseller catalogs: 16th-Century;

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