Biblia, Das Ist: Die Heilige Schrift Ales Und Neues Testaments, Nach
[SAUR BIBLE]. Biblia, Das Ist: Die Heilige Schrift Ales Und Neues Testaments, Nach Der Deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers Mit Jedes Capitels Furtzen Summarien, Auch Bengefugten Vielen Und Richtigen Parallelen.... Germantown: Christoph Saur, 1763. ,992,277,pp. printed in double columns. Quarto. Contemporary calf, raised bands, spine in six compartments. Calf lightly worn. Minor chipping to head and foot of spine. Lacking the metal clasps, as usual. Light scattered foxing and browned throughout. Overall very good. SEIDENSTICKER, p.61. ARNDT 269. O'CALLAGHAN, P.25. EVANS 9343. HILDEBURN 1877. NAIP w018552. SABIN 5192.The second edition of the first European language Bible printed in America, after the first of 1743. The text is based on Martin Luther's version by way of the thirty-fourth edition of the Halle Bible, with books three and four Edras and three Maccabees supplied from the Berlenburg Bible. The present edition, rumored to be issued in 2000 copies, was printed by Christopher Saur II, son of Christoph Saur the elder, a native of Wittgenstein, Germany. The elder Saur emigrated to Germantown, Pennsylvania and practiced medicine before turning to printing. It was he who printed the 1743 first edition. A very nice copy of an important early American Bible.