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Catalogus Haereticorum, omnium pene qui ad haec usque tempore passim litterarum monumentis proditi sunt . . . quem F. Bernardus Lutzenburgus artium & sacrarum litterarum professor, ordin. Praedicatorij quinque libris conscripsit . . . (Cologne: Gottfried Hittorp, 1529) .

Bernard of Luxemburg (†1535) studied at the universities of Cologne and Louvain. He spent most of his life in Cologne, where he taught and became the inquisitor of the diocese, at the time of the beginning of the Lutheran movement. His Catalogus haereticorum is divided into five parts. Book 1 treats heretics in general; books 2-3 offer a dictionary of heretics (A-O, P-V), in which the entries give the "names, errors and times" of the persons and doctrines (book 3 give of a list of condemned teachings of "Johannes VVicleff"); book 4 is a supplement to books 2-3; book 5 addresses the errors of Luther and Lutherans. At the end of book 5 is a poem by another Dominican, who otherwise is seemingly unknown, Matthew of Wismar: "Fratris Matthaei VVismariani, Ordinis Praedicatorum, in Martinum Luterum conspurcatorem Christianae religionis impudentissimum Pentacontostichon" (S3r-v). The volume concludes with Bernard of Luxemburg's Tractatus de pvrgatorio.

This is the fourth edition of the Catalogus, as is stated on the title page: "Editio quarta, nunc ab autore et aucta et recognita." Previous editions were printed in Cologne (1522, 1525) and Paris (1524). The printer of this edition, Gottfried Hittorp (catalogue n° 46), had a long career in Cologne (1512-1573).

References: IA 3/3: 104; Quétif-Échard 2/1: 93a-94a; VD16 2: 309-10 (B 1989).

Catalogue No. 69
Call Number: Rare Books BT 1313 .B47 1529 Non-Circulating
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