St. Louis, Mo. Concordia Publishing House, 1901. Leather bound. [BINDING] [HYMN BOOK] [GERMAN LANGUAGE]. English: Church Hymn Book for Evangelical Lutheran Congregations. Unannotated Augsburg Confession.
24mo (5 3/8” x 3 11/16”); [I-III] IV-XX,  2-468pp; gilt-stamped black pebbled calf, ornate border framing a cross on a Bible front and rear boards, stamped ownership and dated “1903” front board; gilt-lettered and decorated 6 banded spine; all edges gilt; gilt dentelles to board edges; blue and gold floral endpapers; ownership in neat ink to front fly leaf; lithographed frontispiece; light rubbing with loss of color to spine edges top and bottom; housed in a small black publisher’s slipcase; near fine. Near fine. Item #1425
Lovely German Evangelical-Lutheran devotional book that includes the text for hymns without musical scores, and the Augsburg Confession of faith. Beautifully printed and bound by the Concordia Publishing House, founded in 1869 in St. Louis, Missouri, and the official publisher of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, publishing for church, schools, and homes.