1763 Rare and Complete First Edition German language Saur Bible - the first Bible printed on American-made paper - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1763 Rare and Complete First Edition German language Saur Bible - the first Bible printed on American-made paper 
Size:   quarto, about 10 1/2" x 9" x 4"
Publisher: Christoph Saur, Germantown, Pennsylvania
VERY GOOD/WELL PRESERVED conditon

Price: $2,950.00

A complete and rare (German language) Bible printed by Christoph Saur (Sower in English) in Germantown, Pennsylvania:  the 1763 which is the first Bible printed on American made paper.
Christoph Saur (1693-1758) printed the first Bible (the first Bible printed in the US in a European language - German) - an edition of 1200 copies - in 1743 based on Martin Luther's German translation. This 1763 Bible was printed as an edition of 2000 copies (the first Bible printed on American made paper) by Saur's son who was also called Christoph (1721-1784).
It is a rather special Protestant (Lutheran) Bible as in the Apocrypha it only includes the books that Luther has used but Saur also added III and IV Esdras (now referred to as I and II Esdras by Protestants) and III Macabees. The verses in Job 19:25-27 are printed in two translations: Luther's and that from the Berleberg Bible (see one of the pictures)
The 1763 Bible has all original covers, spine, and (restored) leather straps. Decorated with (original) brass corner and center pieces - very nice! Likely rebound sometime in the 20th century and it is holding well. All complete with both title pages, colophons and ornamental headpieces. text basically identical to the 1743 edition. Some typical browning etc throughout.
In VERY GOOD and WELL PRESERVED condition
 
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