Sep 28, 2023 - Sale 2646

Sale 2646 - Lot 58

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(BIBLE IN GERMAN.) Don Yoder. The German Bible in America, with 25 Original Leaves. 2 volumes (20, 20 pages) in original wrappers, 12 x 8 1/4 inches; plus 25 original Bible leaves tipped into individual gilt-stamped folders, 15 x 10 inches. Housed in original gilt-titled cloth clamshell case. #27 of 60 copies. New Haven, CT: William Reese Company, 2012

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This finely produced set contains sample leaves from the 1743 first German Bible in America, the 1763 second edition, and the 1776 "Gun-Wad Bible" third edition which was famously scavenged by the British troops, on through other important or representative printings through the late 19th century. It is accompanied by an introductory pamphlet by University of Pennsylvania scholar Don Yoder with detailed bibliographical notes on each Bible, plus a separate German-language version of the same, "Die deutschsprachige Bibel in Amerika." The set was produced as a collaboration between the William Reese Company, the George S. MacManus Company, and collector Michael Zinman.