The Herzog August Bibliothek has published a catalogue of its Luther imprints. The libary's holdings of Luther imprints which appeared during the author's lifetime (i.e. up to 1546), now represent the world-wide largest collection of Luther's works excluding his translation of the Bible.
Appr. 6000 works are described in detail in this catalogue with indices of their particular characteristics. Special attention is paid to decorative elements, the rich motifs of different provenance in the 2400 woodcuts, and to evidence of book ownership from the early 16th century onwards, including 940 names among a large number of anonymous owners.
The comprehensive catalogue was initially planned as a book publication.
Publication funded by: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
Researcher: Maria von Katte