Important German-American Bible

Biblia, das ist: die Ganze Göttliche Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der Deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers ….

Reading: Gottlob Jungmann, 1805.

Price: $1,000.00

About the item

[iv], 1008, [6 (family records)], 277, [3] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Important German-American Bible. Contemporary sheep, red morocco spine label. Clasps lacking, boards lightly scuffed, hinges with old cellotape repair, textblock dampstained, toned and foxed. Bookplate of C. G. Weissman. Shaw & Shoemaker 7984; Bötte & Tannhof 1467; O'Callaghan pp. 78-79.

Item #314587

A landmark in American bible printing, this is the first German-American Bible printed outside of Philadelphia, and the first Bible printed in Reading. A significant edition, both in size and scope, this marked the spread of German printers and the more local production of bibles in the Pennsylvania-Dutch back country. With family record leaves accomplished in contemporary manuscript, earliest date 1812.