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Title page of the first edition of the Book of Concord, printed in Dresden, Germany in 1580.

English translation of the page:



Christian repeated unanimous confession of later-named Electors, Princes, and Estates of the Augsburg Confession, and of their theologians’ doctrine and faith. In addition, there has been added a thorough explanation of certain articles, well-founded in God’s Word as the only rule, which after Dr. Martin Luther’s blessed death were the subject of controversy. Set forth by the joint resolution and order of said Electors, Princes, and Estates for the instruction and admonition of their lands, churches, schools and posterity.

With the privilege of His Electoral Grace of Saxony.

Dresden, 1580

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