RIT CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION
Leaf from a Germantown Bible
Sauer, Christoph, 1695-1758
The second edition of the first Bible issued in a literary tongue in North American, printed by Christopher Sauer, the younger. Luther's version was adopted for the test. The third issue of 3000 (1776) was still unbound when the Battle of Germantown was fought (1777), and nearly the entire edition of this Dunkard publisher was used by the British soldiers for gun wadding. A paper mill, a type foundry, and a bindery were established by the versatile Sauer for his work. Sauer wrote: "The price of our nearly finished Bible in plain binding with a clasp will be eighteen shillings, but to the poor and needy we have price."
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Ege, Otto F., 1888-1951
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25.2 x 19.9 cm
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Original Leaves from Famous Bibles
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