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Ich Kann Pennsylvania Deitsh Laysa (A Self Teaching Primer)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [Sugar Creek, OH], Committe For Translation: 1994

Seller ID: Alibris.0000032

Condition: 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+ View more info

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

By: N/A

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Johann Albrecht: 1804

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 13424

Condition: 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... View more info

Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch Enthaltend Geisteiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Johann Bar: 1820

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 13425

Condition: 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... View more info

Das Kleine Davidische Psalterspiel Der Kinder Zions Von Alten Und Neuen Auserlesenen Geistes-Gesangen, Allen Wahren Heilsbegierigen Sauglingen Der Weisheit

By: N/A

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, G. Mentz Und Sohn: 1833

Seller ID: 14100

Condition: 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 ... View more info

Der Christliche Sanger : Eine Sammlung Der Vornehmsten Und Gebrauchlichsten Lieder : Zum Gebrauch Des Offentlichen Und Privaten Gottesdienstes Fur Alle Heilsuchende Seelen Jeder Christlichen Benennung

By: N/A

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Skippackville, PA, Samuel K. Cassel: 1855

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 14558

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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

By: N/A

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Johann Albrecht: 1804

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 34962

Condition: Very Good-


16mo 6" - 7" tall; Johann Albrecht, Lancaster; 1804. 1st edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite songbook. Bound in full period calf; both clasps and straps are lacking, but brass bosses and closures are intact. Light shelf rubbing to leather at spine ends and over the raised bands. Text block is intact and the paper is supple, though with expected light uniform toning. Prior owner inscription to 2nd blank endpage appears to be dated 1804 and ... View more info

Das Kleine Davidische Psalterspiel Der Kinder Zions Von Alten Und Neuen Auserlesenen Geistes-Gesangen, Allen Wahren Heilsbegierigen Sauglingen Der Weisheit

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, G. and D. Billmeyer: 1817

Edition: 4th Printing thus

Seller ID: 35976

Condition: Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 504 pages; 4th printing, thus. Bound in full period calf with both original straps and clasps present and functional. Soundly bound and complete. Leather at spine creased and rubbed; shallow chipping to leather at spine ends. Front board tender in the joint. Usual and expected general light toning and spotting to page stock. Thin damp line along the top edge of the endpages. G++ to VG- View more info

Frakturmalen Und Schonschreiben; The Fraktur Art and Penmanship of the Dutch-German Mennonites While in Europe 1700-1900

By: Abrahams, Ethel Ewert

Price: $32.95

Publisher: North Newton, KS, Mennonite Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17251

Condition: 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++ View more info

The Brethren Family Almanac 1889

By: Almanac

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Brethren Publishing Company: 1889

Seller ID: 32581

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; Larger paperback in pictorial paper wraps. Light shelf rubbing to cover edges. Sound clean copy. VG- View more info

Sechs Bücher Vom Wahren Christenthum Nebst Dessen Paradiesgärtlein, [Brass Bosses]

By: Arndt, Johann

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Georg W. Mentz: 1834

Seller ID: 20148

Condition: 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... View more info

Mit Pennsylvaanisch-Deitsch Darich's Yaahr: A Pennsylvania German Reader for Grandparents and Grandchildren

By: Association, German-Pennsylvania

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Germany, Edition Tintenfass: 2006

Seller ID: 33388

ISBN: 393746719x

Condition: 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+ View more info

A Genealogical Record of the Balthasers, 1775-1975

By: Balthaser, James Adam

Price: $59.50

Publisher: York, PA, The Author: 1975

Seller ID: 13200

Condition: 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- View more info

Tulip Ware of the Pennsylvania-German Potters An Historical Sketch of the Art of Slip-Decoration in the United States

By: Barber, Edwin Atlee

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32319

Condition: 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 affix... View more info

Sinai and Zion Or a Pilgrimage through the Wilderness to the Land of Promise

By: Bausman, Benjamin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, S. R. Fisher: 1873

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 14970

Condition: 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 View more info

Das Wahre Christenthum Eine Christliche Betrachtung Nach Den Lehren Der Heiligen Schrift

By: Beiler, David

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Lancaster, Johann Bar: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14773

Condition: 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... View more info

Descendants of Christian Fisher 1757-1838 [With] Index, Histories and Wills of Fisher Family Book [2 Volumes]

By: Beiler, Katie (Ed. )

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Pequea, PA, Pequea Bruderschaft Library: 2009

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 34277

Condition: 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. View more info

O Noble Heart ; O Edel Herz: Fraktur and Spirituality in Pennsylvania German Folk Art

By: Bird, Michael S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19224

ISBN: 1578641667

Condition: 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 View more info

Der Blutige Schau-Platz, Oder Martyrer Spiegel Der Tauffs-Gesinnten ... [Martyr's Mirror, 1814]

By: Braght, Tielman Jans Van ; T. J. V. Braght

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Lancaster PA, Joseph Ehrenfried: 1814

Edition: 2nd American edition

Seller ID: 35975

Condition: Good


Folio 13" - 23" tall; Folio in full leather over beveled wood boards. 2 volumes in 1; (6) 340 (4) ; (10) 608 (8) pp. Text block is soundly bound but boards are detached at joints. Original straps and clasps are missing; catches still intact on front edge of the upper board. Spine in six raised bands and seven compartments. Shallow chipping to leather at tail of spine. Tea colored, shallow damp stains in the bottom and front margins of the first 85 or so leaves.... View more info

Pennsylvania Dutch, The Plain and the Fancy

By: Brenner, Scott Francis & Ned Smith & John Johns (Illust. )

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harrisburg, The Stackpole Co: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34987

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 244 pages; Apparent 1st edition. Soundly 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++ View more info

Gemeinfassliche Briefe Uber Die Christliche Taufe... Nebst Einer Abhandlung Uber Das Fusswaschen

By: Brownlee, W. C.

Price: $42.50

Publisher: Chambersburg PA, Deutsch Reformirten Kirche: 1841

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14707

Condition: 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 View more info