1773 Martin Luther Psalter, Christopher Saur -$595.00- SOLD
Printed by Christopher Saur
Pocket size: 5-1/2” x 3-1/4”
Small pocket edition of this early American printing of the German Psalter translated by Martin Luther… Binding slightly loose…no loose pages…owner notes on front and back covers…browning pages…overall good condition
The first Bible published in America in a Modern or European language was by Christoph (Christopher) Saur (1695-1758). He immigrated from Wittgenstein in central Germany to Germantown (by Philadelphia) in 1724.
The Christopher Saur family printed three versions of Martin Luther’s German Bible—all three a first: In 1743 the first European-language Bible in America. In 1763, the first Bible printed on American-made paper. And in 1776 the first Bible printed from American-made type and what became the so-called “Gun Wad Bible.”
This small pocket size edition of Martin Luther’s German translation of the Psalms has an American historical significance being printed just 3 years before the independence of the United States.