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LUTHER, Martin, Reformator, 1483–1546.

Lot 467: LUTHER, Martin, Reformator, 1483–1546.

Stargardt Autographenhandlung

March 28, 2023
Berlin, Germany

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LUTHER, Martin, Reformator, 1483–1546.
Teilweise eigenhändiges Schriftstück. Ohne Ort und Datum. 1 Seite quer-8° (ca. 8,0×13,5 cm). Linkes oberes Eckchen fehlt, 5 kleine Löcher. Am Oberrand etwas berieben. Kleine Papierdefekte fachgerecht hinterlegt.

Notizen unterschiedlichster Art, zu Beginn ein Zitat aus der Oratio des Ambrosius von Mailand auf Kaiser Theodosius I. (Zeilen 1 bis 3), am Schluss zur Übersetzung einer Stelle im 2. Buch der Könige. Einen besonderen Hinweis verdienen die Zeilen 6 bis 8, die sich auf das Trinkglas beziehen, das Luther bei seinem letzten Aufenthalt in Halle seinem Freund und Mitstreiter Justus Jonas schenkte.
1 “[Nihil] popularius et amabilius est in principe quam libertatem dicen-
2 dae sententiae amare. Nihil sacerdoti turpius, quam non audere,
3 quod sentiat dicere.
4 Laus eius in Ecclesia Sanctorum” (Psalm 149, “Cantate Domino”);
5 “Non moriar sed vivam, et narrabo opera Do[mini]” (von Luther vertonte Zeilen aus Psalm 118);
6 “Es gab ein glas eim andern glas. Rat was ist das.
7 Dat vitrum vitro Jone vitrum ipse Lutherus
8 Ut fragili similem vitro se noscat uterque.”
(“Ein Glas schenkt Luther, der selbst wie Glas, dem Jonas, der auch wie Glas, damit beide erkennen mögen, daß sie, dem Glase ähnlich, zerbrechlich sind.” -Übers. C.Chr.L. Franke, 1841)
9 “Am. 219 blat: ynn der 40. riege
10 Lies also. Im eingang des HERRN hause
11 an der Capellen Camer (Gazophylacio)
12 Nethan Melech”.

Die Zeilen 1-8 stammen von Luthers engem Mitarbeiter Georg Rörer (1492-1557), die Zeilen 9-12 stammen von Luther selbst.

Auf der Rückseite ein nicht zugehöriger lateinischer Text ebenfalls von der Hand Georg Rörers; dazu ein Umschlag mit mehrzeiligem Vermerk eines Vorbesitzers des 17. Jahrhunderts (Hasselmann), datiert Kopenhagen 1683 (“… D. Luthers wahrhaftige handschrift …”), sowie ein weiterer Umschlag mit Provenienzen bis 1819 (“… 1785. Von Mad.me Boehme née Eichholtz in Stolberg erhalten / 1807 d 30t. 8ber aus den Hinterlassenschaften des H. Lemberg in Cöln angekauft … / In der Versteigerung des … erstanden …”).
Aus der Autographensammlung Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
Sehr selten.

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LUTHER, Martin, Reformator, 1483–1546.



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