Martin Luther's Complete Works in German:


Der Erste Teil: der Bucher uber etliche Epistel der Aposteln.  D. Mart Luth. Wittemberg.  [Wittenberg]: Hans Krafft, 1556. (22) 572 leaves AND Der Ander Teil der Bucher D. Mart. Luth. Wittemberg: Hans Lufft, 1557 (12) 492 leaves AND  Der Dritt Teil... Wittemberg: Georgen Rhawen Erben, 1553. Lacks top panel of spine. (16) 594 leaves AND Der Vierde Teil... ...Peter Geissen Erben, 1553. Spine a bit frayed top & bottom; (16) 606 leaves AND Der Funfste Teil... Wittemberg: Georgen Rhawen Erben, 1556. (12) 583 leaves AND Die Sechste Teil... Witteberg: Peter Seitz, 1559. Slightly chipped head & tail of spine; (12) 597 leaves AND Der Siebend Teil... Wittemberg: Hans Lufft, 1554. (14) 628 leaves AND Der Achte Teil... Wittemberg: Hans Lufft, 1556. Sometime rebacked with old spine laid down; (12) 508 leaves AND Der Neumdte Teil... Wittemberg: Hans Lufft, 1557. Chipped head of spine. (20, including 2 blanks) 558 leaves  AND Der Zehende Teil... Wittemberg: Thomas Klug, 1558. Rear hinge splitting (but still sound); with some worming affecting the legibility of the text in the last 15 leaves; (4, including a blank) CCCCCC leaves AND Die Eilfste Teil... Wittemberg: Thomas Klug, 1558. With the top & bottom panels missing from spine, the wood of the front cover chipped & wormed & both covers just barely attached; the outer margins of the first few leaves are slightly frayed; (8) 338 (6) 381 leaves AND Der Zwelfste und letzte Teil... Wittemberg: Hans Lufft, 1559. 483 leaves.

  ***Together 12 volumes, folio [12 3/8" x 8"], old matching (probably early 17th century) calf (over thin wooden boards) with ornately gilt spines; most volumes have at least some worming front and rear, partly marginal; the wormholes are almost always simple holes and do not really interfere with the legibility of the text (in some of the volumes there are 10 or 20 for a few leaves, though only a few stray far from the covers; although there is some light staining, the text is crisp throughout and generally clean. A complete set of Luther's German works: a few final blanks are missing and one leaf is torn without loss in volume 8, but generally still a good copy of a set rarely found for sale. $12,500.