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(Hutten, Ulrich von [ed.]) / Leo X, Pope. Bulla Decimi Leonis, contra errores Martini Lutheri, & sequacium.

[Strasbourg, Johann Prüß d. J., 1520].

4to. (22) ff. (including final blank). With the woodcut Papal arms on the title-page. Modern half vellum over marbled boards.

Rare second of only two separate issues of Hutten's annotated edition of the Papal bull that banned Luther, published but a few weeks after Schott's first printing, which appeared before 8 November 1520. "The Papal bull against Luther, executed in Rome on 15 June 1520, was brought to Germany by Johann Eck, accompanied by the Papal nuntius Alexander. In it, 41 propositions from Luther's writings are declared heretical, his books condemned to the pyre, the author is given 60 days to recant. Hutten glossed the bull, sometimes with irony, other times with pathos, and had it republished with the Papal arms on the cover. He includes a preface [...] to the effect that the Pope wishes to strangle the newly-fledgling truth and German freedom. In a postscript to Leo X he warns him to keep his bull and not to trouble Luther and his followers" (cf. Benzing).

Title-page slightly stained, with handwritten contemporary shelfmark and note "Hutens [!] Vorrede". No copy of this issue in auction records.

VD 16, K 276. Benzing (Hutten) 223. Kuczynski 1087. Böcking XXXII, 2. Pegg (Swiss) 4621. Benzing (Strasbourg) 962. Muller II, p. 237, no. 46. Ritter IV, 2095. Not in Pegg (Britain) or Knaake; not in Adams or BM-STC German.