Rare Book Exhibit to Share Seminary Treasures

The A. R. Wentz Library at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg is fortunate to own an extensive collection of rare and important theological books, including many Luther imprints and those from other Reformers and even anti-Reformers.

During the Seminary’s 2013 Fall Academy week, October 28-November 2, an exhibit of selected works will be held in the Library. The exhibit will include a reception on Wednesday, October 30 at 3:30 pm in the Library. Wednesday is Luther Colloquy Day, which is now a part of the Fall Academy.

Most of these titles remained unprocessed and therefore unknown to scholars and researchers, until the current library director initiated their full cataloging. In many instances, these titles represent the only North American copy of a particular work; in some cases it is the only surviving copy known at this time. Some of these works will on exhibit for the first time and represent important texts in Lutheran, theological and printing history, in addition to opening the door to fresh research and resource opportunities. Dr. Karin Bohleke and B. Bohleke are curating the display.

For questions about the rare book exhibit, call the Library at 717-338-3014. For questions about the 2013 Fall Academy visit www.Ltsg.edu/fallacademy.

Above: Cover detail from Kirchenordnung Meckelnburg
Below: Title page from Loci Theologici Melanchthon

Posted: 9/27/2013 9:17:26 AM by Katy Giebenhain | with 0 comments
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