The Bible in Iron; Or, the Pictured Stoves and Stove Plates of the Pennsylvania Germans with Notes on Colonial Fire-Backs in the United States, the Te

The Bible in Iron; Or, the Pictured Stoves and Stove Plates of the Pennsylvania Germans with Notes on Colonial Fire-Backs in the United States, the Te

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...them, with nine chequers to the right, are enclosed in rims. universal both for cooking and house warming in all American colonial houses whether German, Dutch, Norse or English, was never superseded by the stoves, and all the evidence shows that the German settlers used the latter always as adjuncts to the cooking hearth, 138 God's Well of 1760. Front plate. Si2e, W. 20 x H. 23. Collection of Mr. R. W. Steinman, 1910, Lancaster, Pa. The underscored words in the following text from Psalms 65-9, "Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it. Thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water, ' would probably never have caught public attention as a maxim in English. On the other hand, Luther's translation of the same verse. Psalms 65-10, in the German vers: on, "Gottes Brunnlcm hat wassers die Fulle," commands attention at once as a beautiful and insp red sentence. According to F. R. Diffenderfer. of Lancaster, the sister of one of his friends had been taught by her German parents to repeat the sentence when a chid, at the breakfast table, in about 1840 to 1850, Mr. Differ, derfcr himself having been taught it by his mother about 1840. Under a vaulted canopy with pendant corbel and adorned with tul'ps wheat sheaves and chequered lozenges, stands the aureole flanked with two flower pots growing tulips, enclosing a heart tul p and supported upon the usual sheep legs. Below, the words WASER. DIE. FYL. LE. complete the GOTTES. BRYNLEIN. sentence (see Figures 129, 131, 153 and 154), begun on the side plate, 117. Although the usual double dot abbreviation occurs in the oil Miracle plate. Figure 27, probably cast in Germany, it has not yet been found upon any American-made plate in the collection, where the letter Y often...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652666X
  • 9781236526663