Collection Level Description: Three German Devotional Works
Reference: MSS. Don. e. 166-8
Title: Three German Devotional Works
Dates of Creation: late 17th-18th cent.
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Creator unknown
Language of Material: German
Scope and Content
Three German devotional works:
- 'Auszug aus den Buech der Zwei [?] schwesteren Mechtildis und
Gertrudis worinen allerhandt auserlesene Gebetter begriffen sein', in cursive
German script, late 17th century. Alternate leaf decorated with cut-out
borders, with two full-page Schnittbilder
- 'Christlich Andachts Ubüngen Züm Nützen
ünd Heÿlsamen Gebraüche From[m] Christen 1777', in cursive
German script, illustrated with twenty-three engravings. most of them
illustrating 'Kreüz Weeg Jesu Christi...'. See Adolf Spanner
Das Kleine Andachtsbild (Munich: 1930)
- 'Gebett Buch mit auserlesnen Gebettern. 1784', in calligraphic
script, with pen-and-ink decorative head and tail pieces, and decorated head
words, with a list of contents, and the initials F.I.S. in a decorative frame,
followed by 'Gebett Buch mit auserlesnen Gebettern Geziehet von J[?] D[?]
1780', in similar style.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given to the Library through the Friends of the Bodleian in 1988.
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See scope and content.
Devotional literature, German
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