Zionitischer Weyrauchs Hugel oder: Myrrhen Berg...

Zionitischer Weyrauchs Hugel oder: Myrrhen Berg...

Item #77515

(SAUR IMPRINT). Zionitischer Weyrauchs Hugel oder: Myrrhen Berg... Germantown: Christoph Sauer, 1739. [12],792,[14]pp. Orig. calf boards, rebacked in matching leather, housed in a custom morocco backed marbled boards clamshell box. Some minor browning, else a very good, complete copy. Evans 4466.Arndt 17. Hildeburn 617. "There are a number of facts in the bibliographical history of the Weyrauchs Hugel, any one of which would be enough to make it a remarkable publication. It was the first book printed in German type in America. It was the first book from the justly celebrated and prolific colonial press of Christopher Saur of Germantown. A letter from Germantown dated November 16, 1738, and published in the "Geistliche Fama," a European periodical of the inspired, says, `We have here a German book-publishing house established by Saur, and the Seventh-day Baptists have had a great hymn book printed of old and new hymns mixed.' In a rather curious way it led to the establishment of the Ephrata Press... The Weyraughs Hugel is the largest and most important collection of the hymns of the Ephrata Cloister...as the edition was small and the book was in common use for devotional purposes, it has become extremely scarce, nearly all of the few known copies being imperfect."--Hildeburn (written in 1885).

Price: $7,500.00

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