Full calf, spine worn, hinges weak; some marginal damp-staining on early pages; still a useable copy of this Mennonite classic. ; German text. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Die Wandelnde Seele.
Publisher: Wentz & Sohn
Publication Date: 1833
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description G.W. Menz und Sohn, 1833. Leather Bound. Condition: Collectible: Good. This copy dated 1839. In German. Small 8vo. Full calf with metal clasps and leather label on spine. Light foxing throughout. Complete. Boards rubbed and hand-worn, but whole and sound. Illustrated with 5 full page woodcuts. The author was a 16th century Annabaptist Mennonite from the Netherlands. This famous Dutch Mennonite tract was first published in 1635 as, "The Wandering Soul", undergoing a number of editions and imprints to serve continued interest in Mennonite and Amish devotional literatures. It was published in English translation in Pittsburg in 1838 as "The Pilgrim Soul or Dialogues Between the Pilgrim Soul and Adam, Noah, and Simon Cleophas Comprising a History of the World from the Creation until the Destruction of Jerusalem; Exhibiting Generally the Succession of Kingdoms and Governments, their Rise and Fall and Copious Details of the Destruction of Jerusalem." All editions include a list of books from which the subjects of the prophecies and dialogues have been taken. A mystic baroque text filled with souls' reflections on the necessities of sanctification, election and predestination. Seller Inventory # 007687