MARBURG HYMN BOOK
Vollständiges Marburger Gesang-Buch zur Uebung der Gottseligkeit, in 649 christlichen und trostreichen Psalmen und Gesängen Hrn. D. Martin Luthers und anderer gottseliger Lehrer
Germantown: Christoph Saur. 1759. Second printing of "the first Lutheran hymnbook printed in the United States" (Evans), small 8vo, pp. , 527, , 14 (Luther's Der kleine Catechismus), 94 (Evangelia und Episteln. Germantown, 1760); without music, text in double column; relief portrait frontispiece of Martin Luther; contemporary and likely original full sheep over wooden boards, spine perished, corners worn, sheep peeling at bottom edge of back board, 1 (of 2) clasps preserved; all else very good. First published in 1757. "Saur subsequently reprinted the Lutheran Marburg hymnal in 1759, 1762, 1770, and 1777, and along with the Freytlinghausen, or Halle, hymnbook (which never received an American reprint, however) it was the most widely used Lutheran hymnal during these years" (Arndt & Eck, citing Wolf). Two states of the Evangelia und Episteln are noted: in one (Bristol B1945, Shipton & Mooney 40957), the imprint date is 1758; in the other (Evans 8594), the imprint date is 1760; a third variant is also noted by Ardnt & Eck with an imprint date of 1762. The 1758 "Evangelia und Episteln" was also issued with the 1757 Germantown edition of the Marburger Gesangbuch (Bristol B1929, Shipton & Mooney 40893). Arndt & Eck 218; Evans 8390 & 9166; Seidensticker, p. 51.; Hildeburn, Pennsylvania 1633 & 1670.
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