Title Blutige Schau=Platz oder Martyrer Spiegel der Tauffs=Gesinnten...
Binding Bound full leather with raised bands
Edition 2nd American Edition
Location Published Lancaster, PA
Book Number 13451
Mennonite: The Second American Edition of "Martyrs Mirror," Lancaster, 1814, Large Folio
<>br> BRAGHT, TIELMAN JANS Van. Der Blutige Schau=Platz oder Martyrer Spiegel der Tauffs=Gesinnten, oder wehrlosen Christen, Die um des Zeugnisses Jesu, ihres Seligmachers, willen, gelitten haven, und getödtet worden sind, von Christi Zeit an, bis auf das Jahr 1660. [5 lines] Zweyte Americanische Auflage. Lancaster: Pennsylvanien) Gedruckt bey Joseph Ehrenfried, 1814. Folio. $350.00
Tielman Jans van Braght(1625-1665) Dutch Mennonite elder most famous for this, his Martyrs' Mirror(1st publ. 1660). "The foreword of his first edition indicates his original plan to print the martyr book of 1631 without change, merely adding martyrs who had been discovered since that date; bet he went much further. He gathered much information form city archives and made successful use of it. He also visited the congregations in South Germany... He was thus able to replace erroneous reports with correct one, and did not hesitate to publish what had been hitherto uncertain or unknown. According to modern standards his method of work was not scholarly; he accepted an published whole articles without checking their accuracy... But on the whole he can be considered reliable; nowhere is there intentional falsification. His reliability was thoroughly established by the late Samuel Cramer... Anyone wishing information concerning our oldest martyrs cannot afford to overlook van Braght, and will be amazed at the breadth of his reading and the fluency of his style. His fluency likely brought him fewer happy hours, for in 1660 he was summoned before the Reformed Church to answer for the boldness of his tone."--H. Westra & N. Zijpp in Mennonite Encyclopedia, I:401 We offer the 2nd American edition, after the Ephrata edition of 1748-49.
Bound full leather with raised bands and remains of catches but lacking clasps, leather cracked bottom 10 inches of front hinge (top 3 inches intact) but cords still holding if somewhat loose, worn through leather at outside and inside corners as well as along bottom edges, rubbed, beveled wood boards, light to moderate foxing, large damp stain top outside corner of last 300pp. Collation: title leaf, 2 unsigned leaves, B-I2, K3, A-Z4, Aa-Uu4; title leaf, 4 unsigned leaves, A-Z4 [U2 mis-signed *T2], Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Gggg4, 4 unsigned leaves . Pagination: (6) 340 (4); (10) 608 (8)pp. (13451)
SHIPING WEIGHT: 13 LBS.
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