ZIONITISCHER WEYRAUCHS-HUAJGEL ODER: MYRRHEN BERG, WORINNEN ALLERLEY LIEBLICHES UND WOHL RIECHENDES NACH APOTHEKER-KUNST ZUBEREITETES RAUCH-WERCK ZU FINDEN...

Germantown: Gedruckt bey Christoph Sauer, 1739. [12], 792, [14] pp, with pages 791-792 bound after the final 14 pages, as recorded by Sabin. Signature B is correctly reset, as in most copies. Toned, lightly spotted. Original calf binding [front cover detached but present, spine leather rubbed], housed in a modern box. Good+ or Very Good.

This is the first book of the Sauer press and the first colonial book in Gothic type. Hildeburn and Sabin have unusually detailed notes on the book. It "was the largest and most important collection of the hymns of the Ephrata Cloister. Many of them were written by [Conrad] Beissel, but unfortunately it is not possible, except in a few instances, to determine the authorship of particular hymns. ... A MSS. volume, beautifully written and illustrated, in the collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, contains the music to which these hymns were sung" [S.W. Pennypacker in Hildeburn].
Hildeburn 617. Evans 4466. Reese, Printers' First Fruits 65. Sabin 106364. Item #32483

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