Prayer book – „ Ein Seelen bereichender mit Gebett-Münz angefüllter Schaz-Kasten”
German manuscript on paper. Probably Bavaria, around 1780. Approx. 17.8 x 11 cm. 58 sheets (the last two are white). With calligraphic title, 4 writing pages, numerous initials and vignettes as well as calligraphic headings in gold, mostly in frame cartridges; gilt edges, contemporary leather binding(scraped and bumped). (6) – Elaborate and artistic, prayer book partly decorated with gold ink, completely calligraphic in antique muscles. – Included are prayers for “Reu and Leyd”, for “union with the merits of Christ”, for “invoking the saints”, for every day of the week, for mass and for penance.
Page with Exlibris stamp and note, dated (1) 799, verso with the entry: “Günzburg, 8th Nov (em) b (er) 1799 I received this book from a deceased good friend Before that God would give him the absolute rest. Jos. Ybl [reading uncertain] counselor “; fingerstained.
What is a prayer book exactly?
A prayer book is a book that includes prayers and sometimes devotional readings, for private or communal use, or in some cases, outlining the liturgy of religious services. Books containing mainly orders of religious services, or readings for them are termed “service books” or “liturgical books”, and are thus not prayer-books in the strictest sense, but the term is often used very loosely. A religion’s scriptures might also be considered prayer books as well.
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- Prayer book – “Ein Seelen bereichender” mit Gebett-Münz angefüllter Schaz-Kasten
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- 17.8×11 cm