[Boerner, Johann Georg, comp.]. Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dressdnische Gesang-Buch. Dressden & Leipzig: Verlegts Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, 1789. 8vo (17.6 cm, 7").  ff., 629,  pp.,  ff.
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The Dresdener Gesangbuch was a very popular Lutheran hymnal, as evidenced by the number of editions produced in the 18th century. This edition (printed, as one would expect, in fraktur), has two engravings, of the Frauen-Kirche and the Creuz-Kirche in Dresden, on apparently integral leaves before the title-page. The numbered pages in this copy (with the exception of pp. 240–43) have been interleaved with music for the hymns, provided in manuscript—making a very thick, very interesting little book.
Old calf, front cover gilt-lettered; leather dry, somewhat chipped (half that of bottom spine compartment, gone), and gone to red, with the volume somewhat fragile. Rich blue hand-patterned endpapers; endpapers waterstained. Inked ownership inscription on verso of front free endpaper. Occasional staining and soiling, most noticeable on the first few leaves. Shallow dog-earing. Leaf between pp. 136 and 137 with a closed tear along the fold. All edges marbled, though rubbed.
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