[No place but ?Augsburg: ca. 1770].
Calligraphic manuscript, each page of text within brown and yellow watercolor border, numerous decorative calligraphic paragraph openings, tailpieces and initials, some colored, with original pen-and-ink and watercolor tailpiece sketches, 32 stipped-engraved plates by and after Goetz, 4 pp. of family records on the front and rear endpapers, dated 1792-1819. [ii], 108,  pp. 8vo. Original red-stained kid, covers with border made up from rules and roll-tools and numerous small foliage and floral tools, all surrounding a central floral wreath composed of small tools, the upper cover with the date "1792" added together with a small roughly oval onlay of matched leather bordered in gilt and with the initials "E: A:" at the center, spine in six compartments with raised bands, green leather lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, Dutch patterned endpapers, gilt edges (extremities slightly scuffed). Provenance: Elizabeth Arnoldin [?] (inscriptions, the earliest dated 20 August 1792). Item #101311
A charming manuscript copy of an Augsburg prayer book, embellished with engravings and original sketches — including architectural renderings and a hunting scene involving fantastic and mythical creatures. The text leaves numbered from 1–50, together with the 17 associated engravings correspond with the first part of the printed text (and plates) in Christliche Tages-Zeit in auferbaulichen feinen Bildern, zu Morgen, Messe, Reise, und Abend, mit geistreichen Gebettern entworfen [Augsburg: ca. 1770] (cf. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, accession number: ESlg/Asc. 5538 e). The second part (pp.51-108) differs from the printed work, but 14 of the 15 remaining plates are twinned with those in the published work (but are not bound in the same order). There is one plate, by the same engraver which has no equivalent in the printed work. The dated binding and the family notes suggest that Elizabeth’s ownership of the book began in August 1792. The subsequent entries show that she used the book to record her family’s births and deaths: including her husband, who died of an opium overdose on 12 January 1818.
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