Reading: Gottlob Jungmann, 1805. ,1008,,277,pp. Quarto. Contemporary calf. Clasps lacking; front board detached. Contemporary manuscript notations on first two leaves, and in text at some points. Lightly and evenly foxed. About very good. Item #WRCAM45359
A landmark in American bible printing, this is the first German-American Bible printed outside of Philadelphia, and the first Bible printed in Reading. A significant edition, both in size and scope, this marked the spread of German printers and the more local production of bibles in the Pennsylvania-Dutch back country. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 7984. BÖTTE & TANNHOF 1467.