(Germantown, Pennsylvania: Christopher Saur, 1743). 235 x 178 mm. (9 1/4 x 7"). Double column, 52 lines of text and headline in gothic type.
Darlow & Moule 4240. Overall browning (as always), minor freckled foxing, but still in very acceptable condition.
Of the presses established by the German population in Pennsylvania, by far the two most important ones were Peter Miller's at Ephrata and the Germantown press founded by Christopher Sower (sometimes Saur or Sauer, 1693-1758). Sower came to America in 1724, learned the printing trade at Ephrata, and set up his own press in Germantown in 1738 (he later built a paper mill and a book bindery). He issued a good deal of ephemeral and some scriptural material, most important of which was a quarto Bible in 1743, the first Bible in the colonies after the Eliot Indian translation of 1663 and the first Bible printed in America in a European language. (ST10582m)
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PJP Catalog: 65.