Involvement

Do you have an object that you would like to donate to the Luther Memorials Foundation?

We are always working to expand our collection for future exhibitions and research, which means that we are always interested in objects related to the life, work and impact of Martin Luther and of the history of the Reformation in general.

Simply contact us! We would appreciate a photo of your object, as this will help us to make an initial assessment. In the event that you end up making a donation, your name and the origin of the object will be noted in our inventories, and will be displayed in the event that your object should be exhibited. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, we will naturally respect this wish as well. 

Contact person

Daniel Leis
Department Head | Museums and Collections
T. +49 (0) 34 75 – 714 78 12
T. +49 (0) 34 91 – 420 31 43
daniel.leis@martinluther.de

Many of the books in the old inventory of our library have been damaged by centuries of use and the conditions under which they have been stored and displayed. In most cases, the damage involves torn spines, defective bindings or books that cannot be closed. Preserving and caring for these books is the responsibility of the Foundation, but the high costs of these efforts means that we are unable to do so alone.

As a result, the Luther Memorials Foundation is looking for people who would like to sponsor a book and make a donation to help us preserve our valuable books.

You will find a list of the prints and manuscripts in need of restoration, as well as the restoration costs of each, in the list below.

You may select one or more books for whose restoration you would like to offer your personal support. It is also possible for multiple people to jointly sponsor a single book.
 

A book sponsorship offers you many advantages

  • You will enjoy free long-term access to the museums of the Luther Memorials Foundation.
  • You will receive a receipt for your charitable donation.
  • The restored book will be given a bookplate bearing the name of the sponsor.
  • If you wish, your name will also be published in the ‘Book of Thanks’ that is on display in the Luther House.

Please show your support for the Luther Memorials Foundation by becoming a book sponsor and help us preserve these valuable cultural artefacts.

Become a book sponsor!

Books in need of restoration

2. Kaspar Schatzgeyer: Über das christliche Leben

Sammelband mit 2 Titeln
DE || VITA CHRISTIA=||NA. ET MONASTICI || instituti, ad eam opti=||ma quadratura. ||...Authore Gasparo Sasgero Mino.||
Augsburg: Simprecht Ruff, um 1524
Signatur: ss 1506

Kaspar Schatzgeyer: Über die Anrufung der Heiligen
DE SAN\||CTORVM IMPLORATIONE ET || eorum suffragijs scriptum, olim euulgatum || et inpraesentiarum in duplo locu=||pletatum, duodecim distinctum || Indaginibus...||.
Augsburg: Simprecht Ruff 1524?
Signatur: ss 1507

Restaurierungskosten: ca. 400 €

Kaspar Schatzgeyer: Über die Anrufung der Heiligen
DE SAN\||CTORVM IMPLORATIONE ET || eorum suffragijs scriptum, olim euulgatum || et inpraesentiarum in duplo locu=||pletatum, duodecim distinctum || Indaginibus...||.
Augsburg: Simprecht Ruff 1524?
Signatur: ss 1507

Restaurierungskosten: ca. 400 €

32. Georg Witzel: Über die Gestalt der katholischen Kirche

TYPVS ECCLE=||SIAE CATHOLICAE, || Form vnd Anzei=||gung/ welcher gestalt die...|| Catholische Kyrche...|| Geordnet gewesen: || Jn funff Teile vnterscheidet/ do dise ersten zwey dermas=||sen von newem gemehret/ daß es nu in Sechs || Teile vnterscheiden werden mo(e)chte. || Durch Georgium Wicelium den Eltern. || Zu Co(e)ln/ durch die Erben Johan Quentels/ || vnd Gerwinum Calenium/ || M.D.LIX.||.
Köln: Gerwin Calenius (Johann Quentel, Erben) 1559
Signatur: Kn A 362/2602

Restaurierungskosten: ca. 614 Euro

86. Canones der Provinz Köln

CANONES CONCILII PROuincialis Coloniensis
Köln: Peter Quentel 1538
Signatur: Kn fl 112/165

Restaurierungskosten: 520 €

88. Giovanni Bartolommeo Marliani: Topografie der Stadt Rom

VRBIS ROMAE || Topographia, ad Franciscum || Gallorum Regem, eiusdem ur||bis Liberatorem inuictum, || libris quinque com/||prehensa, || BARTHOLOMAEO MARLIANO EQVITE || D. Petri auctore. || ADIECTA PRIORI EIVSDEM AVCTORIS || Topographiae editione...|| CVM...|| Indice. || BASILEAE, PER IOAN/||nem Oporinum.||
Basel: Johann Oporinus, August 1551
Sign.: Kn fl 107/142

Restaurierungskosten: 750 €

68. Theophylakt, Erklärungen zu den Paulusbriefen

THEOPHYLA=||CTI ARCHIEPISCOPI || BVLGARIAE, IN OMNES DIVI PAVLI EPISTOLAS || Enarrationes, diuinae prorsus, tamq(uam) diligenti nunc demum studio || recognitae, vt ad praecedentium colationem, longè || perfectius, in lucem exijsse videantur. ||...CHRISTOPHORO PORSENA || Rhomano Interprete. || Adiectus est Index Epistolarum dominicalium || atq(ue) aliorum festorum. || ANNO M.D.XXXI.||.
Köln: Peter Quentel, Januar 1531
Signatur: Kn Nachtrag 53

Restaurierungskosten: 1.650 €

70. Johannes Cochlaeus: Spiegel der alten Verehrung für die Messe

SPECVLVM ANTIQVAE || DEVOTIONIS CIRCA || MISSAM, ET OMNEM ALIVM CVLTVM || DEI: EX ANTIQVIS, ET ANTEA NVNQVAM EVVLGA=||tis per Typographos Autoribus, à Ioanne Cochlaeo || laboriose collectum. || Ex uetustis Bibliothecis Ecclesiarum ac Monasteriorum || Moguntiae, Misnae, Vuormaciae etc. ||...|| Apud S. Victorem extra muros Moguntiae, ex || officina Francisci Behem. || M.D.XLIX.||
Mainz: Franz Behem, Februar 1549
Signatur: Kn fl 108/146

Restaurierungskosten: 1.010 €

96. Joost de Damhouder: Handbuch des Strafrechts

PRAXIS || RERVM CRIMINA-||LIVM, PRAETORIBVS, PROPRAETO-||RIBVS, CONSVLIBVS, PROCONSVLIBVS, || MAGISTRATIBVS, RELIQVISQVE ID GENVS || Iustitarijs, ac Officiarijs, in quaeunque Republica Forensem admi- ||nistrationem assumentibus, apprimè vtilis & necessaria, cum || nonnullis Iconibus materiae subiectae conuenientibus. || AVCTORE CLARISS. VIRO, DOMINO IODOCO || Damhouderio, Brugensi,...|| ANTVERPIAE, || Apud Ioannem Bellerum sub || Aquila aurea. || 1570. ||...||
Antwerpen: Johannes Beller 1570
Signatur: ss 643

Restaurierungskosten: 850 €

100. Lucas Lossius: Gesangsbuch (der Psalmen)

PSALMODIA, || HOC EST, || CANTICA SACRA || VETERIS ECCLE= || SIAE SELECTA. || QVO ORDINE ET MELODIIS || PER TOTIVS ANNI CVRRICVLVM || cantari usitatè solent...|| Nunc autem recens accurata diligentia || & fide recognita, & multis utilibus ac pijs || cantionibus aucta per || LVCAM LOSSIVM LVNEBVRGENSEM. || Cum Praefatione Philippi Melanthonis. || VViterbergae Joh. Schwertelius excudebat, 1569.||
Wittenberg: Johann Schwertel 1569
Signatur: ss 3460

Restaurierungskosten: 1.550 €

105. Caecilius Cyprianus

OPE=||RVM DIVI CAECI-||LII CYPRIANI EPI||scopi Carthaginensis Volumen || Primum, ex reconitione D. || ERASMI ROTE/||RODAMI. || APVD INCLYTAM || COLONIAM.||.
Köln: Johannes Soter, März 1522
Signatur: Kn C 22a/72

Restaurierungskosten: 797 €

106. Caecilius Cyprianus

OPE=||RVM DIVI CAECI-||LII CYPRIANI EPI||scopi Carthaginensis Volumen || Secundum, ex reconitione D. || ERASMI ROTE/||RODAMI. || APVD INCLYTAM || COLONIAM.||.
Köln: Johannes Soter, März 1522
Signatur: Kn C 22b/72

Restaurierungskosten: 1.079 €

107. Martin Luther

TOMVS || QVARTVS ET || IDEM VLTIMVS OM=||nium operum Reuerendi Patris, Viri || Dei, Doct. Mart. Luth. quae ab an=||no XXXVIII. vsqz ad annum || axlviii. edita sunt...|| IENAE || Excudebat Christianus || Rhodius. || M.D.LXX.||.
Jena: Christian Rödinger, 1570
Signatur: CGH 425

Restaurierungskosten: 1.376 €

108. Martin Bucer

Alle Handlungen vnd || Schrifften/ zu(o) vergleichung der Re=||ligion/ durch die Key. Mai./ Churfürsten/ Für=||sten/ vnd Sta(e)nde/ aller theylen/ Auch den Pa(e)bst. || Legaten/ auff jüngst gehaltnem Reichs=||tag zu(o) Regenspurg/ verhandlet/ || vnd einbracht/ Anno || D.M.XLI. ||...zu(o)sammen ge=||tragen/ vnd erkla(e)ret/ durch || Martinum Bucerum. || Register...zu(o) ende des Bu(o)chs. ||...||.
Straßburg: Wendelin Rihel, 1542
Signatur: Kn A 329/2185

Restaurierungskosten: 806 €

109. Johannes Eck

ENCHI||RIDION LOCORVM || communium aduersus Lu=||therum et alios ho=||stes ecclesiae. || Ioan. Eckio authore. || AVTHOR IAM OCTA=||uo recognouit, & pluribus || locis illustrauit. || M.D.XLI.||.
Ingolstadt: Alexander Weißenhorn I., 1541
Signatur: Kn C 178/414

Restaurierungskosten: 1.044 €

111. Silvester Prierias

Sammlung verschiedener Traktate, Auslegung der Sonn- und Feiertage
Hagenau: Heinrich Graan, 1510
Signatur: Ag 4° 473

Restaurierungskosten: 1.082 €

113. Ergänzte und verbesserte Nachrichten von den letzten Taten und Lebensgeschichten des seligen D. Luthers

/hrsg. von Johann Gottlob Walter
Jena: Güth und Fickelscherr, 1749
Signatur: ss 3475-3478

Restaurierungskosten: 1.060 €

119. Die Bibel

Regensburg: Heinrich Gottfried Zunckel, 1756
Signatur: ss 2214-2216

Restaurierungskosten: 1.000 €

122. Die Bibel, mit der Auslegung

Lüneburg: Heinrich Stern, 1665
Signatur: ss 2228-2240

Restaurierungskosten: 1.100 €

125. Predigten des Heiligen Augustinus an die Einsiedler

Sermones sancti || Augustini ad || heremitas||.
Venedig: 1505
Signatur: ss 1510

Restaurierungskosten: 450 €

130. Die Bibel, mit Verzeichnissen zum Alten und Neuen Testament

Biblia cum concordantiis veteris et novi testament et sacrorum canonum
Lyon: 1527
Signatur: ss 1963

Restaurierungskosten: 350 €

134. Johann Gottlob Walter: Ergänzte und verbesserte Nachrichten von den letzten Taten und Lebensgeschichten des seligen D. Luthers

Jena: Güth; Fickelscherr, 1749-1756
Signatur: ss 3475-3478

Restaurierungskosten: 620 €

Contact person

Karin Lubitzsch
Conservation | Book sponsorships
T. +49 (0) 34 91 – 420 31 26
karin.lubitzsch@martinluther.de

Bank Details

Volksbank Wittenberg eG
Konto: 488 801 | Bankleitzahl: 800 635 98
IBAN:DE46800635980000488801
BIC: GENODEF1WB1
Key word: Book sponsorship

 

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