Title: Gebetbuch. German Manuscript Book of Prayer, 1817
Author: Johann Joseph Thoma, for Maria Dorothea Zeidlerin
Condition: Very Good
A charming early 19th century German manuscript book of prayer, more commonly known as a Gebetbuch, written in 1817.
The manuscript itself was written by one Johann Joseph Thoma, in Hardeck, and bequeathed to “the honorable and virtuous Virgin Maria Dorothea Zeidlerin in Majersreith”.
This manuscript has been beautifully and vibrantly brought to life, with nine full-page, hand-drawn colored illustrations, some accentuated with golden ink, 14 smaller illustrations of varying sizes, and numerous decorative floral headers and footers, with every page topped with a decorative floral design by hand as well. The titles and some of the text is written in red and blue, with the rest in black.
One manuscript in 12mo, (2)+246 pages
This manuscript is in very good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the binding, and light chipping to the bottom of the covers. The title page has been blotched by old staining, marring several letters. There is some scattered staining.