Thursday, December 24, 2009

Martin Luther. Das Newe Testament Deutzch (commonly known as the September Testament or September Bible). Wittenberg. Melchior Lotter, 1522.

This is a first edition, complete and perfect copy in a contemporary binding of the September Testament. It is Luther’s first translation of the New Testament from the original Greek into German. Luther composed it during his seclusion at Wartburg Castle and delivered the manuscript to Melchior Lotter the Younger, the book’s printer, in March 1522. Only three other copies are known to exist in America.

A Gift from D. Jacques Benoliel

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