Title: Gott ist die reinste Liebe. Mein Gebeth und meine Betrachtungen. German Manuscript Book of Prayer, 1799
Author: Karl von Eckartshausen
A late 18th century manuscript edition of von Eckartshausen’s God is the Purest Love, My Prayer and my Meditations, a charming handwritten copy of this prayer and meditation book, which was widely publish in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The text is written in a flowing hand, using black ink, with a title page bearing hand-drawn floral borders in red, green, orange and yellow, and artistically drawn header and footer vignettes in the manuscript. There are chapter headings in red and green.
This manuscript bears the stamp of the dissolved monastery library Bibliothek Oblatenkloster Mainz. There is a library sticker to the spine.
One manuscript in octavo, 329 pages
This manuscript is in good shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding, with chipping to the head of the spine, and leather lacking to the upper right corner of the front cover. There is foxing and some staining throughout.