March 8 Book Auction Highlights

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Our first Auction of 2024 will be an exciting event full of rare books to delight everyone! Some of the highlights include: a 1685 Dutch Martyrs Mirror rebound in the Netherlands (#308), Evangelischer Kranken-Trost by Johann Andreä 1774 (#109), Philip Dietrich’s Enchiridion oder Handbüchlein published 1824 (#42), Annals of the Conestoga Valley by Mast and Simpson (#7), Mennonite Research Journal in 2 bound volumes, 1960-1977 (#354), Johannes HerrErläuterungs-Spiegel oder Eine gründlich Erklärung von der Bergpredigt unsers Herrn Jesu Christi, 1827 (#45), John L. Ruth’s The Earth is the Lord’s (#377), Christian Burkholder’s Nützliche und erbauliche Anrede an die Jugend, 1829 (#104), The Mennonite Encyclopedia (#1, #69). 7 Bound Volumes of The Budget from the years 1988-89, 1991-93, 1997-98 (#186).

We will also feature Bibles and books with family names such as: Rittenhouse Family Bible c. 1856; family record of James G. (b. 1830) and Rachel (1831) Rittenhouse (#385), an Ausbund that belonged to Ephraim Stoltzfus c. 1949 (#299), Das kleine Davidische Psalterspiel, 1781, that belonged to Adam Bowers (#95), Hymn book with caption: “Kraybill’s Church Property” copy of J.M. Nissley c.1890 (#53), Der Christliche Sänger copy of David Funk of Norristown 1867 (#56), Das kleine Davidische Psalterspiel with inscription: “Jacob Reinhold September 1815” (#97).

We will also feature rare Gesang-Buchs such as an 1804 edition 1st printing (#47), and the 1820 edition with the rare additions at the end (#48). There will also be a plethora of genealogy and family history books like: The Landis Family Book, vols. 1-4 (#337, #338, #339, 340), The Wenger Book (#335), Albert H. Gerberich’s The Brenneman History (#249), History of a John Graybill Family in America, 1854-1976, signed by both authors (#250), Ralph Beaver Strassburger’s Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808 (#4). Additionally, there will be rare atlases such as Bridgens’ Atlas of Lancaster Co. Penna 1864 (#371), and Illustrated Historical Atlas of Lancaster County 1899 (#372).

The next auction is July 12, 2024.

Please contact Used Book Manager for more information:

717.393.9745 ext. 106

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Books are displayed at Mennonite Life several weeks before each sale.

Catalogs are available for download here; printed catalogs are available for a subscription fee.

Online bids and credit cards are accepted.

Mail-in bids are accepted through 4:30 p.m. on the Thursday before the sale; use the online bid form below. Please bid in even dollar amounts. No absentee bids under $10 will be accepted.

For a complete list of procedures, please download the auction Policies and Procedures above. For additional information, call 717.393.9745 or email the address above.

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