Das Neue Testament Unsers Herrn Und Heilandes Jesu Christi… Nach Der Deuschen Uebersezung Dr. Martin Luther. Mit Kurzem Inhalt Eines Jeden Capitels, Und Vollstandiger Anweisung Gleicher Schriftstellen Wie Auch Aller Soon-Und Festtagigen Evangelien Und Episteln.

By: Luther, Martin

Price: $1,050.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 3 p. L. , [5]-537, [3] pp. A - 2U6. 18 cm. A very handsome and well preserved copy of this rarity of early American Bible printing. Goeb’s New Testament was printed in 1814 in “frontier” America, west of the Allegheny Mountains. It is bound in original/period full calf; spine in five panels with four raised bands. Original clasps and straps present, with some wear to the straps as visible in pictures below. Lower strap has the calf rubbed away exposing the inner, vellum type skin portion of the strap. All endpages are present and intact. Contents complete and snugly bound. Prior ownership hand lettered on a fraktur style bookplate mounted to the recto of the last blank endpage. “Anna Eby, Ihr buch, 1842.” (verse lines, followed by decorative tailpiece and year. ) Light rubbing to surfaces, raised bands and tips. Mild pull to leather at crown with a short tear to the leather over the rear spine edge. Much less than expected scattered toning and spotting to page stock. Damp halo in the lower gutter of the first 12-15 pages but not apparent in any but these first few pages. Probably the most handsome copy to become available in recent years. Auction records record a bruised and well worn copy selling in 1999 at Swann’s Auction House in New York for $1000. An impressive feat of printing accomplished at the edge of settled early North America - in a quite handsome example. Scarce in any condition but quite rare in such a nicely preserved example. A VG copy. Shaw & Shoemaker, 30871

Title: Das Neue Testament Unsers Herrn Und Heilandes Jesu Christi… Nach Der Deuschen Uebersezung Dr. Martin Luther. Mit Kurzem Inhalt Eines Jeden Capitels, Und Vollstandiger Anweisung Gleicher Schriftstellen Wie Auch Aller Soon-Und Festtagigen Evangelien Und Episteln.

Author Name: Luther, Martin

Categories: Christianity, Early American Imprints, Antiquarian Books,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: Somerset, Friedrich Goeb: 1814

Binding: Full leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 16248