Caspar Huberinus, a Bavarian transplant to Augsburg, was a late but ardent supporter of Luther and the Protestant cause: Huberinus's first book, a kind of commiseration and admission of confraternity with "secret Protestants"—incipient reformers still in the closet, as it were—did not appear until 1525. The current work, a list of 70 cardinal Lutheran cathechisms on the "rechte Hand Gottes" (dextera Domini), is in fact a very tidy and accessible summary of the core tenets of Luther's stem of the Reformation as it existed in 1529, a year before the Augsburg Confession, and two years before the disruptive Zwingli disputes, during which Huberinus rather proved himself somewhat less ardent and a bit more moderate as a critic of the abuses of the Church, perhaps so he could remain in Augsburg. The current pamphlet, here in its first edition, is uncommon in institutional libraries, with a census of five, one of which is in the United States. Bertheau, Carl. "Huberinus, Caspar," in Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, Vol. 13. (1881) pp 258–259. Most of Huberinus's many flugschriften were published in Latin first; curiously, this is one of the few that made its first appearance in the vernacular.
Wittenberg: Josef Klug, 1529.
Octavo, 160 x 105 x 5 mm (binding); 153 x 101 x 1 mm (text block). A8; 8 ff. Early 20th-century Bradel (or case) binding of dun, unlettered paper over boards. Some minor wear to extremities. Interior: Some marginal damp, leaves guarded and resewn.
Sold at Kiefer 19 April, 2013; mid-century emblazoned bookplate to upper pastedown: Ex libris Martin Schupp; anonymous modern penciled notes and numbers to front and rear endpapers, including 120/84, perhaps an acquisition price and date; old manuscript number to head gutter corner of title: R.596, probably indicating the position in a sammelband (indeed, there are the remains of a navigation tab to recto fore-margin of title).
VD16 H5418. Census: Berlin SB, Dessau-Roßlau AL, Anna Amalia B, Herzog August B, Union Theological (NY).