German Moral and Religious Treatises

Scope and Content

7 German moral and religious treatises, incomplete, in a variety of hands. [1]-[6] were apparently once bound together.

[1] Title-page only, 'Christliche Sitten-Lehr: oder [Kunst] recht und gut zu leben', translated from French by E.F.A.F.G.V.S., 1701.

[2] 'Unterrichtungen und Gebetter dem Opfer der h. Mess recht bey zu wohnen und theilhafftig zu werden', apparently incomplete.

[3] 'Der des hoffleben ersttigten Christ', apparently complete.

[4] Loose sheet, two columns of numbered paragraphs, unconnected and in different hands, on moral conduct.

[5] Part of a moral treatise, title and perhaps first pages missing. It begins 'Die forcht Gottes ist der Anfang der wahren weiaheit'. This is followed by '2 articles. Den Geist und Vernunft regiren [sic]'; '3 articles. Hertz und begirden zu regiren'; 'Die Zung [sic] zu regiren'; and 'Anderer Theil des Rath der Weissheit', incomplete.

[6] Short treatise, beginning 'Vorrede. Aus allen Theilen der Weltweissheit ist die allerschnste die Sittenlehr'.

[7] Summary of a history of Mary Queen of Scots, headed 'Heinrich u[nd] Maria Stuart'.

Administrative / Biographical History


Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Professor Leonard Forster, 1995 (with a note that it was given to him by Paul Grinke of Bernard Quaritch Ltd., c.1984).


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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