This is a disintegrating paperbound booklet of 42 pages. The cover has already come loose. It seems to me that most of what Thiele does here is included in Dithmar's edition of 1989, redone by the Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft in 1995. Thiele begins with some history of Luther's involvement with fable, turns then to Luther's sources and gives Steinhöwel's Latin and German for the appropriate fables taken up by Luther. Further sections then offer critical texts of Luther's manuscripts and the resulting simple text of what Luther wrote. An appendix offers further instances of Luther using fables. Thiele points out at the beginning of the booklet that he has shaped this second edition of his work especially for work in student seminars. Dithmar includes Thiele in his bibliography and points out that the first edition of this work came out in 1888.
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