A  Sammelband  of three titles by Œcolampadius relating to the Suppression of Catholics in Basil by insurrection and their expulsion.

1527& 1528                                             $8,900

1). Johannes Œkolampadius (1482-1535)

Wjderlegung der falschen gründt, so Augustinus Marius Thuomb predicant z°u Basel, z°u verwenen das die Mess ein Opffer sey, eynem Ersamen Radt do selbig überantwort hat

[Basel] : [Thoman Wolff ],     1528

A-G8 H4

Ernst Stähelin. Oecolampad-Bibliographie No. 150

VD16 O 410 ;Pegg (Swiss) 4314.    [ 1copy at HCL]


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2). Johannes Œcolampadius

Ob die Mess ein opffer sey :beyder partheyen Predicanten z°u Basel antwurt uff erforschung eins Ersamen Radts eyngelegt

[Basel] : [Thoman Wolff ],           1527

Ernst Stähelin. Œcolampad-Bibliographie No. 149. ;VD 16 O 34. – Not in STC or Adams Basel UB, Faltz; 3273 No.4    No NA copies


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3).  Johannes Œcolampadius;  Ulrich Zwingli;

Uber D. Martin Luters Buch, Bekentnuss genant :zwo Antwurten, Joannis Ecolampadii, und Huldrychen Zuinglis.

Zürich: Christoffel Froschouer,1528


( lacking A1&2; Title and ?) A3-Z8, Aa-Bb8, Cc4 [6], CLXXXVI, [2]

Pegg (Swiss); 4302; VD 16; O 404; Ernst Stähelin. Oecolampad-Bibliographie No 73, 155 Finsler 86. Vischer C 151. – Not in the STC and in Adams no NA copies.


15231This copy is bound in a latin medieval vellum leaf, which has been restored.

In May, 1527, the Council of Basle requested the Catholic and Protestant preachers of the city to give in writing their views concerning the Mass. The Catholic belief was presented by Augustin Marius, the Protestant by Œcolampadius. The Council as yet placed no general proscription on the Mass, but allowed each of the clergy to retain or set it aside. In consequence the Mass was abolished in the churches under Protestant preachers and the singing of psalms in German introduced. Monasteries were suppressed towards the end of 1527. The ancient Faith was, however, tolerated for a time in the churches under Catholic control.

After the disputation at Bern in January, 1528, in which Œcolampadius and Zwingli were chief speakers on the Protestant side, the Protestants of Basle threw caution to the winds; at Easter, 1528, and later, several churches were despoiled of their statues and pictures. In December, 1528, at the instance of Œcolampadius, the Protestants petitioned the Council to suppress Catholic worship, but, as the Council was too slow in deciding, the Protestantizing of Basle was completed by means of an insurrection.  The Protestants expelled the Catholic members of the Council. The churches previously in the hands of the Catholics, including the cathedral, were seized and pillaged. Œcolampadius, who had married in 1528, became pastor of the cathedral and antistes over all the Protestant clergy of Basle, and took the leading part in compiling the Reformation ordinance promulgated by the Council (1 April, 1529).