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CRANZ, DAVID: - Kurze, zuverlässige Nachricht von der, unter dem Namen der Böhmisch-Mährischen Brüder bekanten, Kirche Unitas Fratrum Herkommen, Lehr-Begrif, äussern und innern Kirchen-Verfassung und Gebräuchen, aus richtigen Urkunden und Erzehlungen von einem Ihrer Christlich Anpartheiischen Freunde heraus gegeben. No place 1757.

. Pp. 64. With title printed in red and black. With sixteen double-page engraved plates by J.R. Holzhab. Some plates with staining and several with small tear at fold of lower margin (but no loss). Contemporary half calf on marbled paper boards, rubbed, no endpapers. Bookplate and old inscriptions on front paste down. David Cranz (1723-77) was a German missionary in the Moravian United Brethen. He is mainly known for his works on Greenland. Cranz joined the Moravian church in 1741 and joined to the inner circle of the sect. This work describes the beliefs and practices of the Moravian church and the interesting plates depict various ceremonies such as baptism, marriage, exorcism, ordination, etc. Other plates show the missionary work among American Indians, Greenlanders and black slaves in the West Indies. Scarce. Cf. Sabin 7935 (later French eds).
EUR 2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2132.25 | £UK 1721.75 | JP¥ 329713] Book number 100467

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