Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(BIBLE IN GERMAN.) Biblia, das ist: Die heilige Schrift Altes und Neues Testaments. [4], 992, 277, [3] pages. 4to, contemporary calf, worn, front board detached, lacking clasps; lacking front free endpaper, extensive repairs to first 6 and final 4 leaves (mostly to margins), otherwise just moderate dampstaining; inked library number stamp on verso of title page, John Howell tag on rear pastedown. Germantown, PA: Christoph Saur, 1763

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The third Bible printed in America, after Eliot's 1661 Indian Bible and the elder Saur's 1743 first edition. Saur boasts in the introduction that "no other nation can claim to have printed the Bible, in this part of the world, in its own language." Only 2000 copies were printed. Evans 9343; Wright, pages 44-46.