Sammlung auserlesener Gebether, als Morgen- Abend- Meß- Beicht und Kommunionandachten [...].
8vo. 410 (including the engraved frontispiece), (6) pp. With 15 engraved plates. Contemporary black calf. All edges gilt. Stored in pretty blindstamped calf slipcase.
Rare prayer book including numerous prayers and litanies for everyday devotion as well as for times of illness and inclement weather. Also covers some common songs for mass. The engraved plates show saints and illustrate the prayers addressed to them.
Includes a rare printed receipt in which one P. Roland confirms having dispensed confession in the Viennese Franciscan Church on Easter 1817, as well as a dried and pressed leaf. A woman's handwritten ink ownership to flyleaf, identifiying the volume as the property of "herself and her mother" ("Gebeth-Buch von mir und Frau Mutter 1789").
Light browning, heavier brownstains to pp. 72-75, 144-145 and 347-352, small flaw to lower flyleaf. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his ownership stamp to pastedown.