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Ancient and Modern History of the Brethren

CRANZ [or CRANTZ], David

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CRANZ [or CRANTZ], David. The Ancient and Modern History of the Brethren: Or, a Succinct Narrative of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren, or Unitas Fratrum [a.k.a. the Moravian Church] . Now translated into English, with Emeendations; and published, with some additional Notes, by Benjamin La Trobe. London: Printed by W. and A. Strahan, 1780. 1st ed. in English. [16], 621, [1 blank], [85]pp. index, [1]p. blank, [2]pp. ads, [1]p. errata. Orig. full calf with raised bands, gilt rules on spine compartments, and gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. Joints lightly worn and cracking, but holding solidly; tiny bookplate on front pastedown; several manuscript leaves tipped-onto the front pastedown, being transcripts of 19th periodical descriptions of the Moravian Church; occasional and very light foxing; else a very good copy. In a leather- backed clamshell box. Thomas Mifflin's copy with his signature at the head of the title page. Mifflin (1744-1800), a native of Philadelphia, was a member of the Continental Congress (1774-75, 1782-84), president of Congress (1783-84), a major general and the first Quartermaster General of the Continental Army, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention and a signer of the U.S. Constitution, president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania (1788-1790), and the first governor of Pennsylvania under the constitution of 1790 (serving three terms, 1790- 1799). As governor of Pennsylvania, Mifflin's constituency included the first successful Moravian settlement in America, at Bethlehem (established 1741). A translation of Alte und Neue Bruder-Historie oder kurz gefasste Geschichte der evangelischen Bruder-Unitat . (1671). It was accomplished by Benjamin La Trobe (1764-1820), the minister of the Moravian settlement at Fulneck, near Leeds, England, and the father of Benjamin Henry La Trobe (1764-1820), the eminent American architect most often remembered for his work on the U.S. Capitol. "Covers Moravian activities in Georgia, Carolina, Pennsylvania, etc., from 1734." --HOWES C-865. A very nice association copy. Bookseller Inventory # 52548

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Title: Ancient and Modern History of the Brethren

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Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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