Title: Gebeth Buch Morgen Abend Meß Vesper Beicht und Communion Andachten. German Manuscript Book of Prayer, 1826
A charming early 19th century German manuscript book of prayer, more commonly known as a Gebetbuch, written in 1826. This manuscript is entitled the Prayer Book for Morning, Evening, Mass, Vespers, Confession, and Communion Devotions.
The text is written in a flowing hand, using black and red ink interchangeably, with a calligraphed title page in red, and artistically drawn header and footer vignettes in the manuscript. There are detailed chapter headings, and ornate initials in red and green.
This manuscript has had blind-tooled work to the binding, with the owner’s initials to the covers, as well as the date of 1826, and a small icon of The Crucifixion to both covers.
There is a bookplate for one Werner Matthaus Schnell.
One finely bound manuscript in octavo, 176 pages
This manuscript is in good shape, with heavy rubbing and scuffing to the binding. There is minor foxing and some staining throughout.