16th century print on religious strife

Forordning om Forbud mod Gendøberes og andre Sektereres Ophold i Danmark. Cph: Hans Vingaard [1558–59]. Folio. One- leaf print, copy variant “B”. Bound in later half leather bindings, nicely decorated with roller stamp (biblical motifs). With the super ex-libris of Thore Virgin on front board and K. Scavenius' on inner end paper. (Hedberg)

Mentioned in Thesaurus: “The anabaptists were expelled from Münster in Germany in 1535. They advocated baptism of adult believers only and the separation of church and state. Thus it was small wonder that the Danish king forbade them to settle in Denmark under penalty of death. [...].”

“A copy of LN 619B [...] formerly in the K. Scavenius collection, was sold at his sale in 1923. It was bougth by Thore Virgin, and at his fourth sale in 1977 it was sold for SEK 1000. It is now in a private Danish collection.” Thesaurus #175, LN 619.

Provenance: Flemming Erik Pedersen (1931–2020).


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