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RELIGOUS AND CHURCH-RELATED PUBLICATIONS

 

 

Author: Pontoppidan, Erich, 1698-1764.
Title: Sandhed til gudfrygtighed
: en ... forklaring over sal. Dr. Morten Luthers Liden katekismus. Befordret til trykken af Elling Eielson [sic].
Published: New York :Trykt hos H. Ludvig, 1842 (cover date: 1843).
Spine height: 16 cm.

Notes: Elling Eielsen--founder of the first Norwegian Lutheran synod in the New World--came to America some fifteen years after the first immigrants from Norway had arrived. One year earlier he had his first book, Luther's Small Catechism, published in English, thinking that all the Norwegian children were speaking only English by then. He was wrong. The Norwegian language would be the official language spoken in Norwegian Lutheran churches in America well into the twentieth century.

Cover of the book 'Sandhed til gudfrygtighed: en ... forklaring over sal. Dr. Morten Luthers Liden katekismus. Befordret til trykken af Elling Eielson'

 

 

 

Author: Rosenius, Carl Olof, 1816-1868.
Title: Forklaring over Fader vor.

Published: Madison: Udgivet af Lisbons norsk-lutherske forening til
udgivelse af christelige underviisnings og andagtsboger for
det norske folk i Amerika, 1860.
Spine height: 20 cm.

Notes: A Norwegian translation of the Swedish pietist Rosenius's Explanation of the Lord's Prayer.

Cover of the book 'Forklaring over Fader vor.'

 

 

Title page with inscription of same book.

Inscription on the inside cover of 'Forklaring over Fader vor.'

 

 

 

Author: Ostby, Ole A., 1862-1958?
Title:
Kina og kineserne.
Published:Chicago: "Skandinavens" bogtrykkeri, 1893.
Spine height: 20 cm.

Notes: Norwegian Lutheran mission work covered many countries and nationalities. This is an exquisitely decorated cloth cover of a book about China and the Chinese people.

Cover of the book 'Kina og kineserne'

 

 

 

Author: Sæterlie, Martin, 1857-1929.
Title:
Madagaska : oversigt over Den forenede kirkes missionsmark paa
Øen, m.m.
Published: Minneapolis, Minn.: Augsburg Pub. House, 1912.
Spine height: 20 cm.

Notes: An informative book about Madagascar written for missionaries. The decoration on this book cover, stamped in gold, depicts an acanthus scroll that is curiously flat and floppy in comparison to a similar decor found on books published in Norway.

Cover of the book 'Madagaska : oversigt over Den forenede kirkes missionsmark paa Řen'

 

 

 

 

Two pamphlets donated by O.E. Rolvaag. One isabout one of the most controversial doctrinal points disputed among the various factions of the Norwegian Lutheran church in the United States: election, written by F.A. Schmidt, theologian and instructor at St. Olaf College (or Northfield-School) around 1881. The other pamphlet is a translation of Martin Luthers tractates about false priests, published in 1913.

Spine height: 20 and 22 cm.

 


Cover of Two Pamphlets

 


Title:
Mindeblade om indvielsen af Augsburg Seminariums nye bygning 1ste-3die Januar 1902
Published: Minneapolis, Minn.: Augsburg Seminary,1902
Spine height: 23 cm.

Notes: A splendidly bound publication (most likely by Augsburg Publishing House) that celebrated the dedication of the new seminary building in January of 1902.

Cover of the book 'Mindeblade om indvielsen af Augsburg Seminariums nye bygning 1ste-3die Januar 1902'

 

 

 

Author: Paulson, Ole, 1832-1907.
Title:
Erindringer.
Published: Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Church Book Concern, 1907.
Spine height: 20 cm.

Notes: Memoirs by Ole Paulson, an important clergy member of the Lutheran Free Church and one of the founders of Augsburg College. The binding is a blue rib grain cloth binding, with intricate gold stamping on front cover and spine. Our library also owns a binding in red cloth.

Cover of the book 'Erindringer'

 

 

 

 

Author: Brun, Nils Christian, 1847-1919.
Title:
Fra ungdomsaar: en oversigt over den Forenede Norsk Lutherske kirkes historie og fremskridt i de svundne femogtyve aar.
Published: Minneapolis, Minn.: Augsburg Pub. House, 1915.
Spine height: 27 cm.

Notes: A celebration of the 25th anniversary of the United Norwegian Lutheran Church in America, bound in a beautifully decorated Art Nouveau cloth binding.

Cover of the book 'Fra ungdomsaar: en oversigt over den Forenede Norsk Lutherske kirkes historie og fremskridt i de svundne femogtyve aar'

 

 

 

 

Author: Foss, Hans Andersen, 1851-1929.
Title:
Trediveaarskrigen mod drikkeondet: kort oversigt over avholds-og
forbudsarbeidet, saerlig blandt skandinaver i Nord Dakata.
Published: [Minot? N.D.]: Nord Dakota Totalavholdsselskab, [1922]
Spine height: 24 cm.

Notes: The temperance movement in America also brought about the founding of several temperance societies among the Norwegian Lutherans. This substantial volume deals with the temperance work in North Dakota. Its dark blue cloth binding features a stunning gold-stamped spider web design.

Cover of the book 'Trediveaarskrigen mod drikkeondet: kort oversigt over avholds-og forbudsarbeidet, saerlig blandt skandinaver i Nord Dakata'

 

 

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