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German proverbs in the handwriting of Martin Luther and relating documents

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German proverbs in the handwriting of Martin Luther, a transcript of part of Luther's proverbs, and attestations of the genuineness of the writing of the proverbs.

Dates

  • 16th-19th century

Extent

0.22 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • German
  • Latin
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. A. 92, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Add. A. 92, Add. C. 309

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18679

Abstract

German proverbs in the handwriting of Martin Luther and relating documents, chiefly written in the first half of the 16th century by M. Luther.

Biographical / Historical

Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a theologist and reformer.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 28897-28898.

Custodial History

According to Dr. Becher MS. Add. A. 92 passed from -- Lingke of Zeitz to Johann Theodor Lingke, and at his death in 1801 at Torgau to his son August Theodor Lingke, who died at Dresden in 1838.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased on March 10, 1865, from H. Skutsch, bookseller of Breslau (see fol. viii of no. 28898), for £45.

Related Materials

MS. Add. A. 92* is a photographic copy of the inside front cover and pages 1-35 of MS. Add. A. 92.
Title
German proverbs in the handwriting of Martin Luther and relating documents
Status
Published
Author
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Date
EAD version 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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