Martin Luther (1483–1546).
Parvus catechismus pro pueris in schola nuper auctus.
Frankfurt an der Oder: Andreas Eichorn, 1585.
(BRB0739)

Intended for the youngest readers, this 1585 Latin edition of the Small Catechism begins with the essential basics for reading including the alphabet, vowels, consonants, and various syllabic combinations before presenting the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the sacraments. The exhibited opening presents the Decalogue in catechistic format and highlights the layout and variety of types the printer utilized to assist the reader.