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The Earliest Original Collection of Lutheran Hymns in North America

[Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania and the Adjacent States]. Erbauliche Lieder-Sammlung zum Gottesdienstlichen Gebrauch in den Vereinigten Evangelisch Lutherischen Gemeinen in Nord-America.... Erste Auflage. Germantaun [Pennsylvania]: Gedruckt bey Leibert und Billmeyer, 1786. First edition. Twelvemo. [14], 592, 8 pages. Wood-engraved frontispiece portrait of Martin Luther (defaced) by F. Reiche. [bound with:] Anhang zu dem Gesangbuch der Vereinigten Evangelisch-Lutherischen Gemeinen in Nord-Amerika. Germantaun: Gedruckt bey Michael Billmeyer, 1790. First edition. Twelvemo. 80 pages. [bound with:] Kurze Andachten, einer Gottsuchenden.... Germantaun: Gedruckt bey Leibert und Billmeyer, 1786. First edition. Twelvemo. [26] pages. Early full calf over boards. Spine with five raised bands. Pair of brass and leather clasps intact. Foxing and occasional moderate staining throughout. Joints weak. Some chipping to the extremities of the binding. Overall, a very good, tight copy.

Entered into the record By Jonathan Bayard Smith, Prothonotary of the Court of common Pleas of Philadelphia County. J. B. Smith was a member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Articles of Confederation.

This is the first appearance of a new hymnal, authorized by the Lutheran Synod. "The preface, signed by twenty-five members of the Ministerium, written by Muhlenberg, its senior member, states the reasons which guided him in the selection of hymns; and alludes to his forty-four years of 'toilsome pilgrimage' in the Western Continent" (Evans, American Bibliography).

Evans 19628, 22495.

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