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1791 HOLY BIBLE New Testament GERMAN Pennsylvania CARL CIST Antique FRAKTUR Rare Fraktur Bookplate for Maria Scherdel, 1793, Bucks Co PA
Das Neue Testament Unsers Herrn Und Heylandes Jesu Christi, Nach Der Deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers, Mit Kurzem Inhalt Eines Jeden Capitels, Und Vollstandiger Anweisung Gleicher Schrift-Stellen. Philadelphia: Gedruckt bey Carl Cist, Num. 104. in der Zweyten-Strasse, 1791. 1st Edition. (Evans 23202) Extremely rare and desirable copy, this is a first edition German-American New Testament printed by Russian-born Moravian Charles Cist, whom with Melchior Steiner, a Swiss, established a printing press in Philadelphia in 1776, where they published many works in German and English. Steiner and Cist were partners from 1776 to 1781. Cist moved on his own and printed this 1791 NT, and later published a New Testament in English in 1799 (Hills 70). Carl Cist, whose birth name was Carl Thiel, was apparently the first in America to publish New Testaments in more than one language, and was also the first in America to publish a pharmacopoeia. Cist also printed, in English, the second volume of the three-volume 1791 Wesley New Testament (Hills 35). Cist moved his business to Washington, D.C., when it became the nation's capital and remained there until his death in 1804. Original leather German- American binding w/ 4 bands on leather spine, with blind rule, as shown. Both clasps intact, as shown; binding with slight warp. Leather with some minor rounding and wear, the hinges intact. Some staining and browning, first EP with fraktur bookplate of Maria Scherdel, dated 1793 from Bucks Co., PA, else unmarked. Complete; [4],525, [3]p.; final leaf of register with a small loss. Measure … [Click Below for Full Description]
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