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1 Das Kleine Davidische Psalterspiel Der Kinder Zions Von Alten Und Neuen Auserlesenen Geistes-Gesangen, Allen Wahren Heilsbegierigen Sauglingen Der Weisheit
Philadelphia G. Mentz Und Sohn 1833 Full leather Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 504 pages; Bound in full period calf with dulled morocco title label to spine. One of two original straps present and working. Soundly bound and complete. Leather at board edges and surfaces rubbed and lightly scarred. Leather at spine more heavily worn with some chipping and loss of the polished surface layer of the leather - affecting the lower 1/3 of the spine. Spine label legible and complete. Prior owner's ink name stamp several times to front flyleaf. A few pencil doodles to the rear endpage/s. Contents bright and clean with much lighter toning than usually seen. G++ 
Price: 95.00 USD
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2 Der Christliche Sanger : Eine Sammlung Der Vornehmsten Und Gebrauchlichsten Lieder : Zum Gebrauch Des Offentlichen Und Privaten Gottesdienstes Fur Alle Heilsuchende Seelen Jeder Christlichen Benennung
Skippackville, PA Samuel K. Cassel 1855 First Edition Thus Hardcover Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 440 pages; Bound in publisher's ribbed brown cloth with ornate borders deeply blindstamped to covers. Decorative title lettering to spine in gilt. Cloth over spine weak and partially split in the external joints; mild, shallow chipping to cloth at spine ends. Boards rubbed at corners. Mild damp line to the upper edge of the first and last few leaves. Light toning to the page stock. A crude painted fraktur type prior ownership embellishment to the front endpage appears to be the work of a 7 to 10 year old hand. Done in several colors. Complete, clean and still sound. Uncommon Skippackville imprint. G to G+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
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3 Ein Unpartheyisches Gesang-buch, Enthaltend Geistreiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes : Auf Begehren Der Bruderschaft Der Menonisten Gemeinen, Aus Vielen Liederbuhern Gesammelt : Mit Einem Dreyfachen Register
Lancaster, PA Johann Albrecht 1804 First Edition Thus Leather Bound Good+ 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 1st edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite songbook. Bound in full period polished calf which is chipped at spine ends and rubbed at edges; both clasps are lacking. Text block is intact and the paper is supple, though with expected light uniform toning. Rear board is detatched, front board holding. Paged [6], 79, [1], 415, [1], 17, [1]pp ; 18 cm. Some pages with bars of music. Printed in two columns. Bound, as always, with Ein Neues Unpartheyisches Gesangbuch, with separate title page and pagination. Also imprinted Johann Albrecht, 1804 (Shaw and Shoemaker 6863). With 1825 ink ownership at rear of Maria Landis. This was the first of many editions of this popular Mennonite hymnal printed for the Lancaster Mennonite Church in the 1800's. A reasonably well preserved copy suffering from a detached rear board and loss of clasps. G+ Scarce 
Price: 275.00 USD
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4 Ich Kann Pennsylvania Deitsh Laysa (A Self Teaching Primer)
[Sugar Creek, OH] Committe For Translation 1994 Wraps Very Good+ 
; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 18 pages; 18 p. Includes illustrations. Slim pamphlet in printed and stapled wraps. A self-teaching lesson for reading Pennsylvania Dutch. Instructions largely written in English. Presumes some knowledge of spoken PA German. Clean and neat. No marks. Mild handling evidence. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch Enthaltend Geisteiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes
Lancaster, PA Johann Bar 1820 Third Edition Leather Bound Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3rd revised edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite song book. 1820 Johann Bar. Full polished calf. Paged [6], 79, [1], 472, 18p. Printed in 2 columns, additional title page for the second part. Some bars of shape-music notation in text. Bender p12, Shoemaker 4070, Arndt 2438. Both clasps missing. Oil stain to lower quarter of binding and spine. Front hinge beginning. Contents with light foxing, but otherwise a tight copy. VG- 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 Abrahams, Ethel Ewert Frakturmalen Und Schonschreiben; The Fraktur Art and Penmanship of the Dutch-German Mennonites While in Europe 1700-1900
North Newton, KS Mennonite Press 1980 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
facsimile reproductions of fraktur, some in color; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 158 pages; HC in color pictorial paper over boards. Bright, snug and neat. Prior owner's name penned neatly and inconspicuously to front end page. Profusely illustrated with facsimile reproductions of fraktur examples, some in color. Just a hint of toning to cream paper background of binding material. Issued without dust jacket. VG++ 
Price: 32.95 USD
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7 Almanac The Brethren Family Almanac 1889
Brethren Publishing Company 1889 Paperback Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Larger paperback in pictorial paper wraps. Light shelf rubbing to cover edges. Sound clean copy. VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
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8 Arndt, Johann Sechs Bücher Vom Wahren Christenthum Nebst Dessen Paradiesgärtlein, [Brass Bosses]
Philadelphia Georg W. Mentz 1834 Full leather Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original full calf with red morocco title label to spine. 941, 232 pages with separate title page for Paradiesgartlein. One strap and clasp intact, the second strap lacking. Brass bosses added at all corners and center of boards. Rounded brass bosses pressed into the boards with bumps showing on the pastedowns from the puncture pieces. Tightly bound and very clean with bright clean pages. No toning or foxing, except to the steel engraved plates and facing pages. A good many woodcuts in text and as plates, none discolored or foxed. Light rubbing to leather at extremities, but largely preserved from wear by the period use of the brass bosses. Mid 20 the century Lancaster PA bookseller ink stamp to front endpage. VG or better. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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9 Association, German-Pennsylvania Mit Pennsylvaanisch-Deitsch Darich's Yaahr: A Pennsylvania German Reader for Grandparents and Grandchildren
Germany Edition Tintenfass 2006 393746719x / 9783937467191 Paperback Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; Trade paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Snugly bound, bright and neat. Mild shelf rub to cover edges . Superficial shelf bump top front corner of the cover and first few pages. Solid clean copy. VG+ 
Price: 10.95 USD
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10 Balthaser, James Adam A Genealogical Record of the Balthasers, 1775-1975
York, PA The Author 1975 Wraps Very Good- 
Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 273 pages; 1975 [self-published] James Adam Balthaser. Square format paperback in title lettered card stock covers. Saddle stapled binding. Sound clean copy; no marks. Spine slightly rolled and a thin section of pages toward the rear of the book are lightly bumped. Solid and clean. An uncommon Genealogy. VG- 
Price: 59.50 USD
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11 Barba, Preston A. Pennsylvania German Tombstones A Study in Folk Art
Allentown, PA Pennsylvania German Folklore Society 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Barba, Eleanor 
Pennsylvania German Folklore Society Vol. XVIII (18) ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 232 pages; Solid, clean copy in publisher's beige linen covered boards; title lettering and pictorial tombstone design in red to front board. Issued without jacket. Solid and clean with just mild toning to spine. Profusely illustrated with Eleanor Barba's drawn reproductions of numerous headstone examples and designs. VG+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Barber, Edwin Atlee Tulip Ware of the Pennsylvania-German Potters An Historical Sketch of the Art of Slip-Decoration in the United States
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art 1903 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Photographs; 2 chromolithographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 233 pages; 1st edition HC in original light brown cloth with title designs in darker brown to cover and spine. Cloth rubbed at edges and extremities with light stress at spine ends. Binding slightly shaken; superficial gapping between a couple of signatures/quires mid-book. Vertical stress crease to title page adjacent to spine has been archivally reinforce with japanese tissue paper tape. Prior owner has affixed clipping from a book dealer catalog from which this copy was apparently purchased. Illustrated with many photographs and 2 tissue guarded chromolithographs. G++ 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Bausman, Benjamin Sinai and Zion Or a Pilgrimage through the Wilderness to the Land of Promise
Philadelphia S. R. Fisher 1873 Fifth Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 543 pages; Circa 1870's. Published by S. R. Fisher of Philadelphia in a very handsome edition. Maroon cloth with decorative panelling in blind to cover, Victorian title designs in gilt to cover and spine. All edges extra gilt. Square snug and very neat. Prior owner name penned neatly to the 2nd free endpage. 6 tissue guarded views. Very nice copy; NF 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Beiler, David Das Wahre Christenthum Eine Christliche Betrachtung Nach Den Lehren Der Heiligen Schrift
Lancaster Johann Bar 1888 First Edition Leather Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 301 pages; Uncommon 1st edition of this well regarded American Amish theological work. Published posthumously by Johan Bar of Lancaster in 1888. Here bound with original sprinled calf boards but with detached boards held on with neatly applied black electrical tape. The boards themselves are sharp edged and clean. The text block is clean and neat with only mild general toning. No marks. A simple restoration/rebacking is all that is required to give this example a very nice appearance. Contents VG+ with nice original boards, needing rebacked. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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15 Beiler, Katie (Ed. ) Descendants of Christian Fisher 1757-1838 [With] Index, Histories and Wills of Fisher Family Book [2 Volumes]
Pequea, PA Pequea Bruderschaft Library 2009 Fourth Edition Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 4th edition, revised and enlarged. In 2 volumes. Stout oversize HC together with spiral bound softcover. 840; 202, 17 pp. Primary 840 page book snugly bound in original burgundy cloth with titles brightly in gilt. Accompanying volume bound in flexible viny covers and spiral binding. Sharp fresh books feel and appear about as new. NF ... Oversize book will require additional charges for most shipping methods. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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16 Bird, Michael S. O Noble Heart ; O Edel Herz: Fraktur and Spirituality in Pennsylvania German Folk Art
Lancaster, PA Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster 2002 1578641667 / 9781578641666 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 
Color and b&w reproductions; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 159 pages; Oversize paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Bright tight and fresh; no marks. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w reproductons of some of the most elaborate pictorial frakturs held in museum and private collections. Printed on high quality glossy stock. Splendid and about as new. F 
Price: 75.00 USD
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17 Bragt, Thieleman Van & Joseph F. Sohm The Bloody Theater or Martyrs Mirror of the Defenseless Christians... (The Story of Seventeen Centuries of Christian Martyrdom from the Time of Christ to A. D. 1660)
Scottdale PA Herald Press 2001 083611390x / 9780836113907 2nd English Edition; Twenty-Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Reproduced engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1158 pages; Stout, oversize HC/DJ. Translation from the 2nd Enlish language edition of 1886. Snugly bound in original heavy brown cloth and enclosed in the original brown paper dust jacket with pictorial designs and titles in red and black. Books is snug and neat, especially so given its massive size. Dust jacket lightly shelf rubbed at edges with a tiny nick and closed edge tear at the crown of the spine. Superficial ripple to rear jacket panel appears to be from a mild drink ring. Handsome and very neat; illustrated with reproduced period engravings. NF/VG+ .. Oversize book will require additional charges for most shipping methods. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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18 Brendle, Thomas Royce and William S. Troxell Pennsylvania German Folk Tales, Legends, Once-Upon-A-Time Stories, Maxims and Sayings Spoken in the Dialect Popularly Known As Pennsylvania Dutch
Norristown Pennsylvania German Society 1944 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
238 pages; Large 8vo in publisher's pictorial paper boards over red cloth backstrip. Pictorial dust jacket with design matching the pictorial boards. Sound clean copy; no marks. Expected mild toning to the wartime paper stock. Dust jacket nicked and rubbed at edges with a few small chips. Jacket spine panel somewhat faded but with titles still distinct. Hard to find in the trade hardcover edition, especially so with the original dust jacket. VG/VG- 
Price: 150.00 USD
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19 Brenner, Scott Francis & Ned Smith & John Johns (Illust. ) Pennsylvania Dutch, The Plain and the Fancy
Harrisburg The Stackpole Co 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 244 pages; Apparent 1st edition. Soundl;y bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket (from a Ned Smith design). Prior owner name penned to front endpage. Dust jacket shelf rubbed at edges with several small chips and short tears. Illustrated by John Johns. VG/G++ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Brownlee, W. C. Gemeinfassliche Briefe Uber Die Christliche Taufe... Nebst Einer Abhandlung Uber Das Fusswaschen
Chambersburg PA Deutsch Reformirten Kirche 1841 First Edition 1/4 leather Very Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 136 pages; Issued simultaneously in an English language edition by the same publisher. Bound in leather spine and marbled paper covered boards. Gilt rules across spine but unlettered, as bound. Moderate foxing to endpages and contents. Solid and neat; prior ownership in pencil to the front pastedown. VG 
Price: 42.50 USD
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