Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 53

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(BIBLE IN GERMAN.) Biblia, das ist: Die heilige Schrift Altes und Neues Testaments. [4], 992, 277, [3] pages. 4to, contemporary calf, minor wear, lacking clasps; dampstaining, minor wear to contents. 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.