Les éditions de Luther à la Bibliothèque nationale de France

The study of the catalogues and ex-libris of the collections in the Bibliothèque nationale de France reveals the presence of numerous editions of Luther’s Latin works in pre-revolutionary France. The national collections are then augmented above all under the July Monarchy and the Second Empire, most notably through revolutionary confiscations. Although these editions are large in number, they form a rather heterogeneous collection in which original German-language editions are largely underrepresented, as collectors seem to have held a certain interest in Luther’s works in rare languages (Icelandic, Finnish, Latvian, etc.).