The Concordia Triglotta is On Its Way Back Into Print
In a remarkable come-back, the Concordia Triglotta is making is debut in print again. This old classic work, providing the text of the Lutheran Confessions in Latin, German and English, has been out of print for quite some time. Used copies are sold starting at $150 and I’ve seen them go for much as $280. There is no other easily accessible source of obtaining a copy of the actual texts in the Book of Concord in German, according to the authoritative 1580 first-edition, and in Latin, according to the 1584 authoritative first-edition. The English translation was prepared and published around 1921. The newest edition of the Book of Concord, the Concordia edition, provides an English text based on the English translation of the Triglotta. We finally were able to locate a print-on-demand vendor able to produce a book this size, in a hardback binding. So, stay tuned, It will be out in time to celebrate Saint Patrick’s day as part of CPH’s “Concordia On Demand” program. The price of the “new” printing of the Triglotta will be $69.99. I’ll let you know when you can place an order for it.
I must say, as an Irish Lutheran Pastor and Publisher, I’m enjoying this perhaps a wee too much! Here’s a little teaser-trailer.