Preached on the 25th of July, 1522, Luther's sermon on James the Greater, or James, the son of Zebedee, was addressed to those taking the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella in Galicia. James, called the Greater to distinguish him from James the Less (or the Just, in the Western Church), is the patron saint of Spaniards, and the pilgrimage to his tomb is known as Camino de Santiago or The Way of St. James. It was one of the most important pilgrimages a medieval Christian could undertake, and one through which a plenary indulgence could be earned. The present work is either a second edition or a second issue of a first edition. With an attractive four-part historiated woodcut title border by Urs Graf illustrating Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and their symbols.
Augsburg: Silvan Otmar, 1522.Quarto, 186 x 146 x 5 mm (binding), 181 x 1142 x 1 mm (text block). A6. A6 blank and present. Interior: Light damp-staining, fore-edge of title cut close, some underlining and marginalia (trimmed) passim.
VD16 L6603; Benzing 1414; BM/STC German, p. 568. cf. Stickelberger-Folger, 238a and b (border)