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Title Ephemera, likely from the personal bible of Alexander Mack, 1679-1735
Catalog Number 1911.1.002
Object Name Ephemera
Donor Kurtz, Jacob H.
Scope & Content Three small items of ephemera found with old housing for the Alexander Mack, Sr. Bible and likely once contained within the bible.

The first item is a folded paper leaf on which is written a list of 40 topical scriptural references in German script. The scriptures listed are mostly from the Epistles although there are also listed Psalm 49; Jeremiah 6, v. 7; verses from Mark 12 and 13; and verses from Matthew 5.

The second item is a printed paper leaf with a Bible confirmation verse in German and handcolored illustration. It is translated from German as: top of page: Luc. 11. Verse under illustration: He who humiliates himself like a child on the earth, he will be called the greatest of all in the high canopy of heaven. Lower right: P.I. Busch exc. AV. Above the verse is an illustration, Likely the scene from the book of Matthew 18, of Christ with his hand over a child. They stand in a rocky areas with vegetation around them. The scene is surrounded by a printed frame. Blank reverse.

The third item is the frontispiece of a book, probably a New Testament. Decorated with a full leaf print of the Virgin or a female saint holding an open book with the German word for New Testament. She is surrounded by mythical creatures representing the Four Evangelists (Synoptic Gospel writers) and symbolic items. Front is laminated. Blank reverse. The German script that appears below the scene can be translated as: Frankfort on the Main Johann Philipp Andrea. Andrea was a Leipzig (Germany) printer, contemporary with Alexander Mack, Sr.


Creator Mack, Alexander, 1679-1735
Collection Alexander Mack Memorial Library Special Collections
People Andreae, Johann Philipp, 1654-1722
Mack, Alexander, 1679-1735