Johannes Agricola

German Protestant reformer, 1494-1566

The eminent German Protestant was a follower and friend of Martin Luther, who became his antagonist in the matter of the binding obligation of the law on Christians. As a consequence of the bitter controversy with Luther, in 1540 Agricola left Wittenberg secretly for Berlin, where he published a letter addressed to Frederick III, Elector of Saxony, which was generally interpreted as a recantation of his obnoxious views. Luther, however, seems not to have so accepted it, and Agricola remained at Berlin. Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg, having taken Agricola into his favour, appointed him court preacher and general superintendent.

Source: Wikipedia

Agricola, Johannes

Reformator und enger Vertrauter Luthers (1494-1566). Autograph letter signed. O. O. u. D. 1 S. Qu.-8vo (206:107 mm).
$ 14,214 / 12.500 € (936688/BN936688)

To a mayor: "Günstiger her burgermeister schwager, weil canzeley gewonlich jeder zeit copeyschriefften den parten von den ausgebrachten befhelichen, zugestelt werden, nimpt mich wunder, warumb der v. Holzendorff die befheliche zu sehen begheret. Achte demnach man erpiete sich ime wegen des stadtschreibers gebhuer abschriefften darvon zuzustellen, unnd die quittungenn wolle man auch auffsuchen. Etwa nach mittags sollen gezeigt werden, die ich vor meine person darzu berichten wollen, doch auff vorbesserung der anderen gestellet, unnd uberschickt euch des von Holzendorffs selbst ubergebene rechnung auch andere brieffliche urkunden zu derselben sache ergangen, wollen die wol vorwaren lassen.

Wunsche euch einen guten morgen [...]". - Browned due to paper. Extremely rare..

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