Der Gantze Psalter Davids: Des Königs Und Propheten in 462 Predigten Aussgelgt Und Erklärt ... Ingleichem Der Gantze Kleinere Catechismus Des Grossen Lutheri
1719·Franckfurt AM Mayn
by Arndt, Johann; Gerhard, Johann
Franckfurt AM Mayn: J. A. Jung Und M. Andreä. Good. 1719. Later Printing. Hardcover. A decorative binding of a scarce German Lutheran text, with "A. S. B. 1749" in gilt on the front board. Full leather boards with two ornate clasps on leather straps, still in working condition. The spine is worn with leather missing along the joints and spine ends and the text entirely worn off the chipped pasted-on title label. Rubbed and and bumped corners and edges on the 1/4" thick boards. Blind embossing is present on the boards and also on the gilt text block edges, which are worn. Binding is tight, especially for such a large volume. Marbled pastedown endpapers. Previous owner's stamp, color pencil reference number, and dampstain on first free endpaper, with another stamp on the title page. Frontispiece of nine engravings of Biblical scenes and the author Johann Arndt, with a four-inch split down a vertical crease in the page and another tear at the binding side. A few first pages have archival repairs, and there are dampstains in one lower corner margin throughout. Pages are toned with foxing on a few pages but clean overall. , 796, 331, , 266 pages. Psalms and commentaries. Both Johann Arndt and Johann Gerhard were leading Lutheran theologians in the century before this publication. ; 14 1/2" x 9" x 4" . (Inventory #: 010797)
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