Folio, pp. 412, on gloss paper, illustrated with more than 200 black and white photographs, many of them full or half-page, colour frontispiece; first and last leaves and endpapers very lightly foxed, else fine, in the original blue cloth gilt, with the original dustjacket, preserved in the original cardboard slipcase, title inkstamped to box.
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Reichstagung in Nürnberg 1934.
First edition. A handsome substantially photographic tribute to the 1934 Nazi party rally at Nuremberg, aiming to display the physical and military strength of the new Germany both to the German nation and the rest of the world. The numerous images cover all aspects of the rally, including images of the leaders, the reception of the world press, different factions of the Nazi party including Hitler Youth, the SA and SS, and marchers, as well as the enthusiastic crowd and images of the celebrations.
Seizing upon Nuremberg’s historical role as centre of command, some images of traditional kingly and imperial garb are included, tacitly showing that Hitler is following in a legacy of legitimate rule.
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GETTING INTO A STORM WITH STURM PAPPUS, Johannes.
Defensiones duae, quibus D. Ioannis Sturmii rectoris Antipappis duobus respondetur, Maiori, & Epitomico. De charitate, et condemnatione Christiana, secunda. De libro concordiae, et de confessione ecclesiae Argentinensis, tertia.
Rare first edition of Pappus’s most important work in his pamphlet war with Johannes Sturm over the Lutheran Formula of Concord and its imposition in Strasburg. Pappus (1549-1610) studied in Tübingen and Basel before becoming professor of Hebrew and then of history at Strasburg. In 1578 he was appointed professor of theology and pastor of Strasburg minster. His advocacy for the Lutheran confession over the Tetrapolitan brought him into a long-running conflict with Johannes Sturm (1507-89), beginning with Sturm’s 1578 Antipappus to which the Defensiones duae was Pappus’s reply. The dispute ended in 1581 when Pappus succeeded as head of the church in Strasburg after the death of Johann Marbach and promptly suppressed the remnants of Reformed practice and enforced Lutheranism.
VD16 P327. Rare: Worldcat records only three copies in the UK and the US (Oxford, Harvard, Luther Seminary).