Somerset [Pa.]: Friedrich Goeb, 1813. ,527,66,,169,pp. Large, thick quarto. Contemporary calf with clasps. Minor wear to extremities. Contemporary notations in German on first two preliminary leaves. Some light scattered foxing and toning. A near fine copy. Item #WRCAM45253
A lovely copy of this highly important German- American Bible, notable for being the first Bible printed west of the Allegheny Mountains. Goeb emigrated from Germany in 1804, settling in western Pennsylvania and establishing himself as a printer, first in Chambersburg and later in Somerset, in far western Pennsylvania. Printed in two columns, this Bible includes the Old and New Testaments, as well as the Apocrypha. A handsome copy, in original condition. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 27883. BÖTTE & TANNHOF 2004.