817G Latomus, Iacobus, 1479-1544. De confessione secreta. sold
817G Latomus, Iacobus, 1479-1544. De quaestionum generibus.sold
817G Latomus, Iacobus, 1479-1544. De ecclesia et humnae legis obligatione. sold
818G Cochlaeus, Johannes, 1479-1552. Pia exhortatio Romae ad Germaniam. sold                                                        819G Schatzgeyer, Kaspar, 1463 or 4-1527. De vera libertate evangelica. sold

While we consider the Protestant Reformation to have been formally begun in 1517  with Luthers’s “95 Theses ” the Official counter reformation is considered to begin with the Council of Trent 1545-1563 yet, long before the Roman catholic Church, began its formal response many theologians dressed the subjects at the heart of this great schism. The five tracts I offer here are specific responses to these Reformation objections.

817G Iacobus Latomus 1475-1544

Iacobi Latomi Theologiae Professoris De Confessione secreta.                                                     (with) Eiusde[m] de quæstionu[m] generibus quibus Ecclesia certat intus & foris.                               (with) Eiusdem de Ecclesia & humanæ legis obligatione.

Antuerpiæ per M. H. [i.e. Michiel Hillen](IS)1525                    $Sold
Octavo 5 1/2 X 4 inches a8,B-E8 (with) a-b8,c6 (with) a-d8. Disbound

The De confessione secreta (Antwerp, 1525)An attack on Johannes Oecolampadius and Beatus Rhenanus. Latomus was a theological adviser to the Inquisition, and his exchange with William Tyndale is particularly noted. The general focus of his academic work centered on opposing Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, supporting the divine right of the papacy and the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church Nijhof-Kronenberg 1325.


818G Cochlaeus, Johannes, 1479-1552

Pia exhortatio Romae ad Germaniam, suam in fide Christi filiam, per Iohannem Cochlaeum.

“Excusum Tubingae 1525 mense februario” on verso of final leaf. [Ulrich Morhart], SOLD 
Octavo 5 1/2 X 4 inches A-E8, F4, G10 Disbound

Roman Catholic controversialist. His real name was Dobeneck. He went to Cologne in 1504, where he developed a distaste for Scholasticism and a strong sympathy for the Platonist and humanist revival of the Renaissance. In 1521 and the following years he was engaged in writing against M. Luther, but the bitter tone of his polemic gained little favour even from his own side. In 1526 he accepted a canonry at Mainz, c.1534 at Meissen, and in 1539 at Breslau. He attended many of the conferences of the period, at which the points of difference between Catholics and Protestants were argued, but on these occasions his services were little used. His best-known works are Historiae Hussitarum Libri XII (1549) and Commentaria de Actis et Scriptis M. Lutheri, 1517–1546 (1549). In 1525 he had made every endeavour to prevent the printing of W. Tyndale’s English New Testament at Cologne. Panzer (annales typographici); VIII: 328, 59

819G Schatzgeyer, Kaspar, 1463 or 1464-1527.

De Vera Libertate Evangelica sub duodecim assertionum & uiginti errorum positionibus, eliquata Lucubrattio

Tubingae. Anno M.D. XXV                 Sold

Octavo 5 1/2 X 4 inches A-E8, F4

Schatzgeyer was born at Landshut in Bavaria in 1463 or 1464. For many years he was guardian at Munich, and since 1517 first provincial superior of the Strasbourg religious province of the Friars Minor, and definitor-general.In 1523 he was appointed inquisitor for Germany (the Holy Roman Empire). Schatzgeyer energetically opposed the new doctrine as heretical errors, both in word and writing. It is in great part due to him and his confreres that the Catholic Faith held its ground in southern Germany, and that the Bavarian Government strenuously defended its cause. Within a few years he published upwards of twenty-three works in which he defended the Catholic position on such doctrines as grace, the veneration of saints, monasticism, the indissolubility of marriage, the Mass, purgatory etc.He died at Munich in 1527.His writings have received the highest praise from John Eck, who collected and published them at Ingolstadt in 1543.

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