Kurzer Begriff von der Bruderschaft des heiligsten Rosenkranzes, by [ROSARY].


Kurzer Begriff von der Bruderschaft des heiligsten Rosenkranzes, zum heilsamen unterricht aller und jeder Mitgleider derselben. Nebst den gewöhnlichen Andachtsübungen, wie sie dermal in der Statdtpfarrkirche zu St. Moritz in Augsburg entrichtet werden. Augsburg, Joseph Rösl, 1823.

8vo (164 x 100 mm), engraved frontispiece and pp. [v], 6-14, 17-48, printed in black letter, a printed form on the verso of the title-page completed by hand in brown ink, in the original blue mottled wrappers, with two pressed leaves between the pages.

A scarce little devotional manual for saying the Rosary, addressed to the Augsburg confraternity of the Brotherhood of the Rosary, an ancient confraternity originally founded in the late fifteenth century. Following the devotions on the Rosary are various prayers, litanies and hymns, including German versions of the Pange Lingua and the Salve Regina. A popular work to aid in private devotion, this was many times reprinted though it remains scarce in any edition. The verso of the title-page contains a printed form with gaps for filling in the date and devotional details of the reader. In this copy it has been completed in a contemporary hand, dated 1828.
For more information on the Marian cult in Augsburg, see Bridget Heal, The cult of the Virgin Mary in early modern Germany, Cambrige, 2007 and Anne Winston, Tracing the Origins of the Rosary: German Vernacular Texts, Chicago, 1993.

OCLC lists a single copy, in Munich.

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