27 - 28 June 2006
Geistliches Glücks-Rad. Welches ein andächtiger, frommer Christ, in allerhand Sittlich- und Christlichen Lehr-Ermahnungen, die Zeit in Gemüths-Erquickungen, zuzubringen, und sich daraus zu erlustigen, gar nutzlich gebrauchen kan. - Armer Seelen Glücks-Hafen. Das ist: Geistlicher Erbarmungs-Spiegel... Augsburg: Sebastian Hauser, 1696.
2 parts in one volume, 12o (128 x 72 mm). Original perforated boards, as issued (some light wear). Provenance: purchased from Emil Offenbacher, 29 March 1961.
A very curious volume, which contains two little books of devotion, the first one consisting of 100 Religious Maxims, the second one of 74 Prayers. The original binding has 100 small round holes on the upper cover and 74 on the lower, numbered on the paste-down. By pushing a needle through any one of the holes, one can choose a religious maxim or a prayer by number, in the manner of an oracle.
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