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Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 1776, Various
1 Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 1776 Various
Germantown, Philadelphia Christoph Saur II 1776 1st Thus Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Biblia, Das ist, …Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, … Dritte Auflage. Germantown [PA]: Christoph Saur, 1776.- Saur Bible, first Bible printed in America with American type set, called "The Gun-Wad Bible". Christopher Saur II [1721-84] the third and last of the Saur bibles to be printed was also known as the gun wad bible. It was the first to be printed from American made type, paper, ink, and other materials. The type was manufactured by Justus Fox at the Saur Type Foundry in Germantown. The Gun-Wad Bible is considered rare because it was printed just prior to The Battle of Germantown during the Revolution. Saur had originally produced 3000 copies but the vast majority were destroyed by the occupying British Soldiers who used the sheets for firewood and horse bedding but primarily as cartridge paper or "gun-wad". According to contemporary accounts all were destroyed with the exception of 10 copies saved by Saur's daughter Catherine. While this number has never been confirmed it is unquestionable that the surviving copies numbered very few. It now appears that these sheets may have actually been bound up and sold at auction in 1778. Because he was a pacifist, Christopher Sauer refused to take an oath of allegiance to the new state of Pennsylvania. He was unfairly tried and his property, including his printing shop, was seized and sold at auction. The first edition was the first European Language bible printed in America. The second edition was the first printed from American-made paper. This, the third edition was the first made from American-made type. Lot consists of two conjugate leaves with description. Each individual page is aprox 8.25" x 10.25". [4 pages 145//152] 37121 
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Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 1776, Various
2 Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 1776 Various
Germantown, Philadelphia Christoph Saur II 1776 1st Thus Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Biblia, Das ist, …Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, … Dritte Auflage. Germantown [PA]: Christoph Saur, 1776.- Saur Bible, first Bible printed in America with American type set, called "The Gun-Wad Bible". Christopher Saur II [1721-84] the third and last of the Saur bibles to be printed was also known as the gun wad bible. It was the first to be printed from American made type, paper, ink, and other materials. The type was manufactured by Justus Fox at the Saur Type Foundry in Germantown. The Gun-Wad Bible is considered rare because it was printed just prior to The Battle of Germantown during the Revolution. Saur had originally produced 3000 copies but the vast majority were destroyed by the occupying British Soldiers who used the sheets for firewood and horse bedding but primarily as cartridge paper or "gun-wad". According to contemporary accounts all were destroyed with the exception of 10 copies saved by Saur's daughter Catherine. While this number has never been confirmed it is unquestionable that the surviving copies numbered very few. It now appears that these sheets may have actually been bound up and sold at auction in 1778. Because he was a pacifist, Christopher Sauer refused to take an oath of allegiance to the new state of Pennsylvania. He was unfairly tried and his property, including his printing shop, was seized and sold at auction. The first edition was the first European Language bible printed in America. The second edition was the first printed from American-made paper. This, the third edition was the first made from American-made type. Lot consists of two conjugate leaves with description. Each individual page is aprox 8.25" x 10.25". [4 pages 137//144] 37119 
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Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 1776, Various
3 Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 1776 Various
Germantown, Philadelphia Christoph Saur II 1776 1st Thus Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Biblia, Das ist, …Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, … Dritte Auflage. Germantown [PA]: Christoph Saur, 1776.- Saur Bible, first Bible printed in America with American type set, called "The Gun-Wad Bible". Christopher Saur II [1721-84] the third and last of the Saur bibles to be printed was also known as the gun wad bible. It was the first to be printed from American made type, paper, ink, and other materials. The type was manufactured by Justus Fox at the Saur Type Foundry in Germantown. The Gun-Wad Bible is considered rare because it was printed just prior to The Battle of Germantown during the Revolution. Saur had originally produced 3000 copies but the vast majority were destroyed by the occupying British Soldiers who used the sheets for firewood and horse bedding but primarily as cartridge paper or "gun-wad". According to contemporary accounts all were destroyed with the exception of 10 copies saved by Saur's daughter Catherine. While this number has never been confirmed it is unquestionable that the surviving copies numbered very few. It now appears that these sheets may have actually been bound up and sold at auction in 1778. Because he was a pacifist, Christopher Sauer refused to take an oath of allegiance to the new state of Pennsylvania. He was unfairly tried and his property, including his printing shop, was seized and sold at auction. The first edition was the first European Language bible printed in America. The second edition was the first printed from American-made paper. This, the third edition was the first made from American-made type. Lot consists of two conjugate leaves with description. Each individual page is aprox 8.25" x 10.25". [4 pages 115-118] 37122 
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Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 1776, Various
4 Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 1776 Various
Germantown, Philadelphia Christoph Saur II 1776 1st Thus Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Biblia, Das ist, …Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, … Dritte Auflage. Germantown [PA]: Christoph Saur, 1776.- Saur Bible, first Bible printed in America with American type set, called "The Gun-Wad Bible". Christopher Saur II [1721-84] the third and last of the Saur bibles to be printed was also known as the gun wad bible. It was the first to be printed from American made type, paper, ink, and other materials. The type was manufactured by Justus Fox at the Saur Type Foundry in Germantown. The Gun-Wad Bible is considered rare because it was printed just prior to The Battle of Germantown during the Revolution. Saur had originally produced 3000 copies but the vast majority were destroyed by the occupying British Soldiers who used the sheets for firewood and horse bedding but primarily as cartridge paper or "gun-wad". According to contemporary accounts all were destroyed with the exception of 10 copies saved by Saur's daughter Catherine. While this number has never been confirmed it is unquestionable that the surviving copies numbered very few. It now appears that these sheets may have actually been bound up and sold at auction in 1778. Because he was a pacifist, Christopher Sauer refused to take an oath of allegiance to the new state of Pennsylvania. He was unfairly tried and his property, including his printing shop, was seized and sold at auction. The first edition was the first European Language bible printed in America. The second edition was the first printed from American-made paper. This, the third edition was the first made from American-made type. Lot consists of two conjugate leaves with description. Each individual page is aprox 8.25" x 10.25". [4 pages 147-150] 37120 
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Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 1776, Various
5 Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 1776 Various
Germantown, Philadelphia Christoph Saur II 1776 1st Thus Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Biblia, Das ist, …Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, … Dritte Auflage. Germantown [PA]: Christoph Saur, 1776.- Saur Bible, first Bible printed in America with American type set, called "The Gun-Wad Bible". Christopher Saur II [1721-84] the third and last of the Saur bibles to be printed was also known as the gun wad bible. It was the first to be printed from American made type, paper, ink, and other materials. The type was manufactured by Justus Fox at the Saur Type Foundry in Germantown. The Gun-Wad Bible is considered rare because it was printed just prior to The Battle of Germantown during the Revolution. Saur had originally produced 3000 copies but the vast majority were destroyed by the occupying British Soldiers who used the sheets for firewood and horse bedding but primarily as cartridge paper or "gun-wad". According to contemporary accounts all were destroyed with the exception of 10 copies saved by Saur's daughter Catherine. While this number has never been confirmed it is unquestionable that the surviving copies numbered very few. It now appears that these sheets may have actually been bound up and sold at auction in 1778. Because he was a pacifist, Christopher Sauer refused to take an oath of allegiance to the new state of Pennsylvania. He was unfairly tried and his property, including his printing shop, was seized and sold at auction. The first edition was the first European Language bible printed in America. The second edition was the first printed from American-made paper. This, the third edition was the first made from American-made type. Lot consists of two conjugate leaves with description. Each individual page is aprox 8.25" x 10.25". [4 pages 113//130] 37123 
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Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776, Various
6 Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776 Various
Germantown, Philadelphia Christoph Saur II 1776 1st Thus Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Biblia, Das ist, …Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, … Dritte Auflage. Germantown [PA]: Christoph Saur, 1776.- Saur Bible, first Bible printed in America with American type set, called "The Gun-Wad Bible". Christopher Saur II [1721-84] the third and last of the Saur bibles to be printed was also known as the gun wad bible. It was the first to be printed from American made type, paper, ink, and other materials. The type was manufactured by Justus Fox at the Saur Type Foundry in Germantown. The Gun-Wad Bible is considered rare because it was printed just prior to The Battle of Germantown during the Revolution. Saur had originally produced 3000 copies but the vast majority were destroyed by the occupying British Soldiers who used the sheets for firewood and horse bedding but primarily as cartridge paper or "gun-wad". According to contemporary accounts all were destroyed with the exception of 10 copies saved by Saur's daughter Catherine. While this number has never been confirmed it is unquestionable that the surviving copies numbered very few. It now appears that these sheets may have actually been bound up and sold at auction in 1778. Because he was a pacifist, Christopher Sauer refused to take an oath of allegiance to the new state of Pennsylvania. He was unfairly tried and his property, including his printing shop, was seized and sold at auction. The first edition was the first European Language bible printed in America. The second edition was the first printed from American-made paper. This, the third edition was the first made from American-made type. Lot consists of two conjugate leaves tipped to a card backing with description on back. [4 pages 107-110] each individual page is aprox 8.25" x 10.25". 37092 
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Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776, Various
7 Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776 Various
Germantown, Philadelphia Christoph Saur II 1776 1st Thus Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Biblia, Das ist, …Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, … Dritte Auflage. Germantown [PA]: Christoph Saur, 1776.- Saur Bible, first Bible printed in America with American type set, called "The Gun-Wad Bible". Christopher Saur II [1721-84] the third and last of the Saur bibles to be printed was also known as the gun wad bible. It was the first to be printed from American made type, paper, ink, and other materials. The type was manufactured by Justus Fox at the Saur Type Foundry in Germantown. The Gun-Wad Bible is considered rare because it was printed just prior to The Battle of Germantown during the Revolution. Saur had originally produced 3000 copies but the vast majority were destroyed by the occupying British Soldiers who used the sheets for firewood and horse bedding but primarily as cartridge paper or "gun-wad". According to contemporary accounts all were destroyed with the exception of 10 copies saved by Saur's daughter Catherine. While this number has never been confirmed it is unquestionable that the surviving copies numbered very few. It now appears that these sheets may have actually been bound up and sold at auction in 1778. Because he was a pacifist, Christopher Sauer refused to take an oath of allegiance to the new state of Pennsylvania. He was unfairly tried and his property, including his printing shop, was seized and sold at auction. The first edition was the first European Language bible printed in America. The second edition was the first printed from American-made paper. This, the third edition was the first made from American-made type. Lot consists of two conjugate leaves tipped to a card backing with description on back. [4 pages 35-38] some stains, lightly penned info-see picture, each individual page is aprox 8.25" x 10.25". 37094 
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Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776, Various
8 Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776 Various
Germantown, Philadelphia Christoph Saur II 1776 1st Thus Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Biblia, Das ist, …Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, … Dritte Auflage. Germantown [PA]: Christoph Saur, 1776.- Saur Bible, first Bible printed in America with American type set, called "The Gun-Wad Bible". Christopher Saur II [1721-84] the third and last of the Saur bibles to be printed was also known as the gun wad bible. It was the first to be printed from American made type, paper, ink, and other materials. The type was manufactured by Justus Fox at the Saur Type Foundry in Germantown. The Gun-Wad Bible is considered rare because it was printed just prior to The Battle of Germantown during the Revolution. Saur had originally produced 3000 copies but the vast majority were destroyed by the occupying British Soldiers who used the sheets for firewood and horse bedding but primarily as cartridge paper or "gun-wad". According to contemporary accounts all were destroyed with the exception of 10 copies saved by Saur's daughter Catherine. While this number has never been confirmed it is unquestionable that the surviving copies numbered very few. It now appears that these sheets may have actually been bound up and sold at auction in 1778. Because he was a pacifist, Christopher Sauer refused to take an oath of allegiance to the new state of Pennsylvania. He was unfairly tried and his property, including his printing shop, was seized and sold at auction. The first edition was the first European Language bible printed in America. The second edition was the first printed from American-made paper. This, the third edition was the first made from American-made type. Lot consists of two conjugate leaves tipped to a card backing with description on back. [4 pages 243-246] each individual page is aprox 8.25" x 10.25". 37090 
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Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776, Various
9 Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776 Various
Germantown, Philadelphia Christoph Saur II 1776 1st Thus Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Biblia, Das ist, …Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, … Dritte Auflage. Germantown [PA]: Christoph Saur, 1776.- Saur Bible, first Bible printed in America with American type set, called "The Gun-Wad Bible". Christopher Saur II [1721-84] the third and last of the Saur bibles to be printed was also known as the gun wad bible. It was the first to be printed from American made type, paper, ink, and other materials. The type was manufactured by Justus Fox at the Saur Type Foundry in Germantown. The Gun-Wad Bible is considered rare because it was printed just prior to The Battle of Germantown during the Revolution. Saur had originally produced 3000 copies but the vast majority were destroyed by the occupying British Soldiers who used the sheets for firewood and horse bedding but primarily as cartridge paper or "gun-wad". According to contemporary accounts all were destroyed with the exception of 10 copies saved by Saur's daughter Catherine. While this number has never been confirmed it is unquestionable that the surviving copies numbered very few. It now appears that these sheets may have actually been bound up and sold at auction in 1778. Because he was a pacifist, Christopher Sauer refused to take an oath of allegiance to the new state of Pennsylvania. He was unfairly tried and his property, including his printing shop, was seized and sold at auction. The first edition was the first European Language bible printed in America. The second edition was the first printed from American-made paper. This, the third edition was the first made from American-made type. Lot consists of two conjugate leaves tipped to a card backing with description on back. [4 pages 83-86] each individual page is aprox 8.25" x 10.25". 37097 
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Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776, Various
10 Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776 Various
Germantown, Philadelphia Christoph Saur II 1776 1st Thus Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Biblia, Das ist, …Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, … Dritte Auflage. Germantown [PA]: Christoph Saur, 1776.- Saur Bible, first Bible printed in America with American type set, called "The Gun-Wad Bible". Christopher Saur II [1721-84] the third and last of the Saur bibles to be printed was also known as the gun wad bible. It was the first to be printed from American made type, paper, ink, and other materials. The type was manufactured by Justus Fox at the Saur Type Foundry in Germantown. The Gun-Wad Bible is considered rare because it was printed just prior to The Battle of Germantown during the Revolution. Saur had originally produced 3000 copies but the vast majority were destroyed by the occupying British Soldiers who used the sheets for firewood and horse bedding but primarily as cartridge paper or "gun-wad". According to contemporary accounts all were destroyed with the exception of 10 copies saved by Saur's daughter Catherine. While this number has never been confirmed it is unquestionable that the surviving copies numbered very few. It now appears that these sheets may have actually been bound up and sold at auction in 1778. Because he was a pacifist, Christopher Sauer refused to take an oath of allegiance to the new state of Pennsylvania. He was unfairly tried and his property, including his printing shop, was seized and sold at auction. The first edition was the first European Language bible printed in America. The second edition was the first printed from American-made paper. This, the third edition was the first made from American-made type. Lot consists of two conjugate leaves tipped to a card backing with description on back. [4 pages 99-101] each individual page is aprox 8.25" x 10.25". 37091 
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Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776, Various
11 Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776 Various
Germantown, Philadelphia Christoph Saur II 1776 1st Thus Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Biblia, Das ist, …Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, … Dritte Auflage. Germantown [PA]: Christoph Saur, 1776.- Saur Bible, first Bible printed in America with American type set, called "The Gun-Wad Bible". Christopher Saur II [1721-84] the third and last of the Saur bibles to be printed was also known as the gun wad bible. It was the first to be printed from American made type, paper, ink, and other materials. The type was manufactured by Justus Fox at the Saur Type Foundry in Germantown. The Gun-Wad Bible is considered rare because it was printed just prior to The Battle of Germantown during the Revolution. Saur had originally produced 3000 copies but the vast majority were destroyed by the occupying British Soldiers who used the sheets for firewood and horse bedding but primarily as cartridge paper or "gun-wad". According to contemporary accounts all were destroyed with the exception of 10 copies saved by Saur's daughter Catherine. While this number has never been confirmed it is unquestionable that the surviving copies numbered very few. It now appears that these sheets may have actually been bound up and sold at auction in 1778. Because he was a pacifist, Christopher Sauer refused to take an oath of allegiance to the new state of Pennsylvania. He was unfairly tried and his property, including his printing shop, was seized and sold at auction. The first edition was the first European Language bible printed in America. The second edition was the first printed from American-made paper. This, the third edition was the first made from American-made type. Lot consists of two conjugate leaves tipped to a card backing with description on back. [4 pages 75-78] each individual page is aprox 8.25" x 10.25". 37096 
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Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776, Various
12 Saur Bible Gun Wad Bible 1st America Of Native Materials Including Type 4 Pages 1776 Various
Germantown, Philadelphia Christoph Saur II 1776 1st Thus Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Biblia, Das ist, …Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, … Dritte Auflage. Germantown [PA]: Christoph Saur, 1776.- Saur Bible, first Bible printed in America with American type set, called "The Gun-Wad Bible". Christopher Saur II [1721-84] the third and last of the Saur bibles to be printed was also known as the gun wad bible. It was the first to be printed from American made type, paper, ink, and other materials. The type was manufactured by Justus Fox at the Saur Type Foundry in Germantown. The Gun-Wad Bible is considered rare because it was printed just prior to The Battle of Germantown during the Revolution. Saur had originally produced 3000 copies but the vast majority were destroyed by the occupying British Soldiers who used the sheets for firewood and horse bedding but primarily as cartridge paper or "gun-wad". According to contemporary accounts all were destroyed with the exception of 10 copies saved by Saur's daughter Catherine. While this number has never been confirmed it is unquestionable that the surviving copies numbered very few. It now appears that these sheets may have actually been bound up and sold at auction in 1778. Because he was a pacifist, Christopher Sauer refused to take an oath of allegiance to the new state of Pennsylvania. He was unfairly tried and his property, including his printing shop, was seized and sold at auction. The first edition was the first European Language bible printed in America. The second edition was the first printed from American-made paper. This, the third edition was the first made from American-made type. Lot consists of two conjugate leaves tipped to a card backing with description on back. [4 pages 99-101] each individual page is aprox 8.25" x 10.25". 37093 
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Saur Gun Wad Bible 1st Of Native American Materials Including Type [4 Pages 1776], Various
13 Saur Gun Wad Bible 1st Of Native American Materials Including Type [4 Pages 1776] Various
Germantown, Philadelphia Christoph Saur II 1776 1st Thus Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Biblia, Das ist, …Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, … Dritte Auflage. Germantown [PA]: Christoph Saur, 1776.- Saur Bible, first Bible printed in America with American type set, called "The Gun-Wad Bible". Christopher Saur II [1721-84] the third and last of the Saur bibles to be printed was also known as the gun wad bible. It was the first to be printed from American made type, paper, ink, and other materials. The type was manufactured by Justus Fox at the Saur Type Foundry in Germantown. The Gun-Wad Bible is considered rare because it was printed just prior to The Battle of Germantown during the Revolution. Saur had originally produced 3000 copies but the vast majority were destroyed by the occupying British Soldiers who used the sheets for firewood and horse bedding but primarily as cartridge paper or "gun-wad". According to contemporary accounts all were destroyed with the exception of 10 copies saved by Saur's daughter Catherine. While this number has never been confirmed it is unquestionable that the surviving copies numbered very few. It now appears that these sheets may have actually been bound up and sold at auction in 1778. Because he was a pacifist, Christopher Sauer refused to take an oath of allegiance to the new state of Pennsylvania. He was unfairly tried and his property, including his printing shop, was seized and sold at auction. The first edition was the first European Language bible printed in America. The second edition was the first printed from American-made paper. This, the third edition was the first made from American-made type. Lot consists of two conjugate leaves tipped to a card backing with description on back. [4 pages 91-94] each individual page is aprox 8.25" x 10.25". 37089 
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