Lot 10
  • 10

Bible in German [with 2 Sauer imprints]

2,500 - 3,500 USD
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Biblia, Das ist: Die Heilige Schrift Altes und Neues Testaments, Nach der Teutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers. Germantown: Christopher Sauer, 1763

4to (10 x 7 5/8 in.; 254 x 193 mm). Printer’s ornaments,  decorative woodcut initials; moderately browned throughout, occasionally severe, with some marginal dampstains. Contemporary blind-ruled calf over wooden boards, remains of clasps, in a tan cloth drop-box, 3 pieces of later ephemera laid in; covers and extremities rubbed and scuffed.

Second edition of the first Bible printed in a European language in America, published in an edition of two thousand copies.

Prov: Jacob Bisler (ms. exlibris on front flyleaf)

Lit: Evans 9343; Hildeburn 1621; Wright p. 44; Seidensticker, p. 61

Bromley, Thomas. The Way to the Sabbath of Rest.  Germantown: London printed, reprinted and sold by Christopher Sower,  Solomon Fussell and Jonathan Zane in Philadelphia, 1759. 8vo (7 1/8 x 4 ¾ in.; 180 x 120 mm); moderately browned with some spotting. Modern brown cloth wrappers. Evans 8309; Seidensticker, p. 51.

And with:
Das kleine Davidische Psalterspiel der Kinder Zions, von Alten und Neuen auserlesenen Geistes Gesängen. Chestnut Hill: Samuel Sauer, 1791. 8vo (6¾ x 3¾ in.; 170 x 95 mm); moderately browned, spotted and stained. Contemporary blind-ruled calf; extremities worn, covers rubbed. Evans 23197; Seidensticker, p. 128.