Antique German Prayer Book , Perlen Der Andacht, (Beads of the Devotion), book states entered into State pf New York 1869 by Benziger Brothers, the title page not only in German of course but in such fancy script I can't make out anything else it says, see photos. Original label from a Chicago bookstore inside front cover. Binding is heavy carved front and back cover with some gold gilt on front, same carving on back with no gilt, gilt title on spine with ribbing as well, originally had a brass clasp which is now gone, page edges tipped in gold gilt and still very very shiny, beautiful interior cover lining papers, pages are clean with very little age darkening, original marker ribbon present but extremely worn, binding is secure and strong but there is mild separation after the first blank page, see photos. If you speak German this is a useful treasure, if you collect antique religious books this is a treasure just to see it on the shelf. This book measures 4 and 1/2" tall, 3" wide and 1 and 1/2" thick. I love this cover, it is in the same style as the huge antique bibles of the era.
Perlen Der Andacht Beads of Devotion German 1890 Prayer Book