Neuer Kern Wahrer Geistes-Gebete, Gottfried Arnold, Thomas Fritschen, Franckfurt, 1704
Neuer Kern wahrer Geistes-Gebete : bestehend in denen herrlichsten Morgen-und Abend-Stand- und Beruffs- Buss- und Communion-Creuz- und Anfechtungs- Sterbens- und Passions- wie auch Jesus-Andachten ; ingleichen in allen andern Bitten, Gebeten, Fürbitten und Dancksagungen, dergleichen noch nie also aus denen ältesten Lehrern beysammen gesehen worden ; zusammt einem neuen Kern recht-geistlicher lieblicher Lieder.
(New core of true spiritual prayers: consisting of the most wonderful morning and evening stand and profession, repentance and communion, cross and temptation, dying and passion as well as Jesus devotions; similarly in all other requests, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings, the like of which has never been seen together from the oldest teachers; together with a new core of right-spiritual, lovely songs.)
Attributed to Gottfried Arnold.
Published by Thomas Frotschen, Franckfurt, 1704. First edition. Scarce.
Original vellum over boards with hand scripted title to spine. With discoloration and markings commensurate with age, but soundly bound.
In good condition overall. Previous owners' marks to first pastedown and first free endpaper/verso of frontispiece. The very attractive frontispiece image is somewhat fragile - with nibbled edges and crease, and coming detached at lower part of page. Title page age toned and with 1cm closed tear at top. Initial pages with some marginal staining. Final index page also nibbled with edge losses. Scattered marks throughout, mainly marginal.
With general age toning, but a good copy overall, with clear text. A good example of a very scarce publication.
vi Prelims + 514pp + 6pp + 1pp + 6pp + 248pp + 7pp Index.
Dimensions: 172mm high x 118mm wide x 53mm deep.
Unpacked weight approximately 574g.