HARMONIE DER EVANGELIEN UND EPISTELN. ODER: LEHRREICHE VERBINDUNG DER EVANGELISCH- UND EPISTOLISCHEN TEXTE AUF ALLE FESTE, SONN- UND FEYERTÄGE, NEBST EINIGEN PASSIONS-PREDIGTEN, ENTWORFEN VON M. GEORG ERNST ENSLIN, PREDIGER ZU WOLFENHAUSEN OHNWEIT TÜBINGEN. MIT EINER VORREDE VON D. CHRISTOPH FRIDERICH SARTORIUS, ORDENTLICHEN ÖFENTLICHEN LEHRER DER GOTTESGELAHRTHEIT, AUCH SUPERATTENDENTEN DES HERZOGL. STIFTS IN TÜBINGEN. MIT GNÄD. GENEHMIGUNG DES HERZOGL. WÜRTEMBERGISCHEN CONSISTORII.

Philadelphia [but Germany?]: Bey Ernst Lugwig Baisch, in der zweyten Strasse nahe bey der Rees-Strasse, 1775. 4to. [16], 708, 142, [1], [1 blank] pp. Contemporary sheep with clasps [rubbed and worn through at edges, chipped, rear clasps broken], raised spine bands, lacks front endpaper. Text tanned, scattered foxing. Occasional worm holes [no text loss], very light pencil markings on title page. Early ownership signature on front pastedown, "Ludwig Afflerbauch, His song Book, 1794." Dates of deaths of other Afflerbach [Afflerbauch] family members of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, written on verso of title page, including a mother and two young children who died within days of one another in October, 1801, possibly from the yellow fever which was rampant at that time. Good+.

The owner Ludwig Afflerbach [1758-1832] was a German immigrant who came to the United States in the 1770s. Family members listed inside the book include his wife Anna [1758-1801], son George [1791-1801], Elizabeth [1799-1801], and others.
"Printed in Germany; cancel title page probably also printed in Germany. Cf. Goff, F.R. German folk bindings on 'Philadelphia' books of 1774." Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1968, p. 324-330.
Evans 14021. Hildeburn 3200. NAIP w018039 [6]. Item #29158

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