July 12 Book Auction Highlights

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Our July 12, 2024 Rare Book Auction will be one of the highlights of the summer! Some of the highlights include: a rare 1681 Dutch copy of Opera Omnia Theologica by Menno Simons (#322), an extremely rare 1599 Geneva Bible (#149), Der alte Grund und Fundament aus Gottes Wort by Johannes Holdeman printed in 1862 (#292), Johannes Braun’s Circular- Schreiben an die Deutschen Einwohner von Rockingham und Augusta, und den benachbarten Counties from 1818 (#307), a 1788 Nurnberg Bible (#2), Charles Rice’s The Amish Year; published 1956 (#67), A Collection of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French, Portuguese and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania: 1727 to 1776 by Daniel Rupp; published 1856 (#83), Schmaler Weg zum Leben by Thomas Scheppard; 1754 (#302). We will also have a rare printed portrait of Tieleman van Braght from Europe (#323).

This auction will have the unique distinction for having four opportunities to obtain a copy of the much sought after The Earth is the Lord’s by John L. Ruth (#157, #168, #249, #275)! If you have ever wanted to own this magisterial history of Lancaster County Anabaptists, now is your chance!

We will also have many Bibles and song books with Lancaster County family names such as: a 1795 German New Testament with an 1840’s inscription of Anna Hertzler (#283), an 1822 New Testament with Elizabeth Huber [Brenneman]’s name (#284), a 1846 Ausbund belonging to John Detweiler (#318), an 1820 Gesang Buch with a Weaver family record (#380), a 1841 New Testament belonging to David Martin (#387), and a Bible with a family record of Abraham Strite [1831-1894] and Fanny B. Huber [1836-1916] from Washington

County, MD.

The next auction is July 12, 2024.

Please contact Used Book Manager for more information:


717.393.9745 ext. 106

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Policies and Procedures


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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