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    [Bible in German]. Das Ganz Neue Testament... Ephrata in Pennsylvanien, 1787. First American edition.


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    [Bible in German]. Das Ganz Neue Testament... Ephrata in Pennsylvanien, 1787. The scarce first American edition of the famous Froschauer testament. Twelvemo. [798] pages. Contemporary full brown calf. Binding heavily worn with cloth tape reinforcement on the spine, hinges and several gutters cracked or starting, text toned and dampstained. Front hinge and rear free endpaper reinforced with cloth tape. Endleaves and blanks covered in ink or pencil family history, some of which is contemporary (family history is mainly in English). A good copy of an uncommon item.

    This is not Luther's translation, but one done originally in Switzerland. "The First American Edition of the celebrated Froschauer Testament. Rare, and not in O'Callaghan. The Ephrata community rarely printed a book without some hymns and the Testament was no exception. There is an "Anhang von vier schonen geistlichen Lie dem " at the end." (Pennypacker 943).



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