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Title: Ege Famous Bibles Leaf 45
Other Titles: First Germantown Bible
Editors: Ege, Otto F. 1888-1951, editor
Keywords: Manuscripts;The Jessie L. Clough Art Memorial for Teaching;Leaves;Images;Ege, Otto F., 1888-1951
Issue Date: 1954
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College Special Collections
Abstract: This image is from a collection created by Etta Hanson and given to the College in 1954. All items are from Otto Ege's estate. The leaf was contained and mounted in a mat created by Otto Ege, as were all other leaves in this collection. There is a typed description at the bottom of the mat, which reads: "Germantown: Gedruckt bey Christoph Saur. The first issue, in American, of the Bible printed in a European language. Luther’s version was used, with additions from the mystic Berlenburg Bible and an appendix to the New Testament prepared by Saur himself. The printer encountered great difficulties and opposition as a result of limited finances, lack of type, and the religious controversies of the time. Lutheran ministers and the Schwenkfelders preached against Saur, who classed as an “arch-Separatist”. Of the 1200 copies which were printed and which required more than two decades to be disposed of, only about 150 copies are known to be in existence. Darlow and Moule 4240)"
Description: Scanned by Doug Fetterman, Class of 2016, in 2014.
Appears in Collections:Hanson Collection 1 - Pages from Famous Bibles

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