BIBLE, German. Biblia, Das ist Die ganze Göttliche Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments ... Dritte Auflage. Germantown: Christoph Saur, 1776.
Two parts in one volume, 4° (250 x 195mm). (A few minor marginal tears, slightly browned, a few leaves soiled.) Contemporary blocked sheep over wooden boards (slightly worn), spine in compartments (worn at head, hinges cracked, lacks clasps). Provenance: Christoph and Anna Went (booklabel dated 1796, and manuscript genealogical details on front endpaper).
Third edition of the earliest Bible printed in a European language in America, this edition was known as the 'Gun Wad' Bible, as unbound sheets of the 3000 copies printed were used to make cartridges during the American War of Independence. Sabin 5194; see Darlow & Moule 4240.