|Description:||HOF, Andreas. Den værdige Gjæst ved Christi Bord eller Underretning om Alterens Sacramente, og Underviisning hvorledis mand skal berede og skicke sit Hierte baade før, i, og efter Sacramentet, forrestillet for Guds Meenighed i Nyborg i Tolf Prædickener paa de sædvanlige Onszdager, og nu Guds Kirke til videre Nytte og Opbyggelse ved Trycken udgifvet. J. J. Hepffner: Copenhagen, 1731. New Edition. Duodecimo, mesures approximately 5.75 inches by 3 3/8 inches, 288 pages, contemporary full leather, old ownership markings on inside of rear board, stains in the top and bottom margins. Good. Ex libris A. H. Anderson, Hendricks, Minnesota.|
|Condition:||All pages look intact. Edges are worn so are the pages. Spine is intact.|
|Origin:||From a pawn shop for $5.|
|Provenance:||I have not seen this book listed anywhere.|
|Appraised By:||Thomas Joyce|
|History Of The Item:||This book first appeared in 1703. This is an enlarged, later edition, as indicated on the title-page and the new Introduction (dated 1731). I am going out on a limb for this, but I am suggesting to you that the previous owner of this book is the cartographer and publisher, A. H. Anderson, of Redwood Falls, Minnesota, who produced and published a PLAT BOOK OF REDWOOD COUNTY in 1898, and Published by Pioneer Publishing Co. of St. Paul, MN. As to the author of this book, he apparently wrote at least one other title. I have found no copies of this edition, and only one copy of that 1703 edition, and taht one is in the Danish Historical Library.|
|Appraiser Tips:||People often ask, "How should I store my books?" Often they plan to put them in a plastic bag in a basement or attic. That is less than ideal. The best answer is that books should be stored at lower temperatures -say 40 degrees- and at a steady humidity of 50% year-round. BUT, of course that is unrealistic, and can only be maintained by very wealthy people or libraries. Pragmatically, it is best to follow the rule that, if you are comfortable, chances are your books are comfortable too. In practice that means to put them on bookshelves (away from grabby hands of toddlers), and keep them preferably dust-free, smoke-free, and not leaning. DO NOT -if you can avoid it- store books in an unheated or overheated garage or attic, nor in a damp or humid basement (moisture encourages mold and mildew growth).|
|Research Sources:||Bookseller's catalogues. The Internet. AMERICAN BOOK PRICES CURRENT (book auction prices). Thirty-five years as a professional rare book seller and book appraiser.|
|Appraiser Comments:||This book is a nice find. It is a theological treatise, but so far I have not been able to learn anything about its author, and my Danish is very, very weak, so to tell you that it is a work on the sacraments is to state the obvious. Due to its age, its obscurity, and its obvious rarity, this book should be relatively valuable. I would say $200 at the very least. Possibly $500. Probably not $1000. I would recommend that you show it to the theology specialists at Thomas Loome Booksellers in Stillwater, MN. Tom Loome will have a very legitimate understanding of this work.|
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