A reprint of an early work by Luther, Ausslegung des hundert und neunten Psalms Dixit Dominus domino meo comments on the 110th Psalm (Vulgate 109). The woodcut title border is from the workshop of Lucas Cranach. Luther was a prolific author and Biblical translator. German title borders of this period do not always reflect the subject of the book.

Contra Henricum Regem Angliae Martinus Luther is Luther’s savage and insulting pamphlet in answer to Henry VIII’s unqualified support of the Papacy in his book Assertio Septem Sacramentorum adversus Martinum Lutheram in 1521.

Epistola ad Henricum VIII. Sept. 1, 1525 features letters exchanged in 1525 between Henry VIII and Martin Luther. The publisher’s preface refers to Plato’s call for philosopher kings and a poem at the end honors Aeneas, the supposed founder of Britain.


<p>Section thumbnail: <a href="https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436047">Martin Luther (1483–1546) probably 1532, Workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder, courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.</a></p>

Ausslegung des hundert und neunten Psalms Dixit Dominus domino meo

Contra Henricum Regem Angliae Martinus Luther

Epistola ad Henricum VIII. Sept. 1, 1525