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A Few Old Books

March 27th, 2010
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I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the old books I have in my office. I just shot this with my iPhone camera.

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  1. Brenda Higley
    March 27th, 2010 at 09:28 | #1

    I love the small catechism! Thank you for sharing!

    -Brenda Higley
    Sammamish, WA

  2. Norm Fisher
    March 27th, 2010 at 11:52 | #2

    Wow! Thanks MUCH for posting this! I was salivating as I viewed it. It must just be great to be able to look through these.

  3. March 27th, 2010 at 21:25 | #3

    Very interesting, Rev McCain.
    The oldest volume in my library is not as ancient or impressive as your catechism or Chemnitz edition. It is an 1893 edition of Schmid’s ‘Doctrinal Theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church’, in German and Latin, with copious marginal notes in German long-hand pencilled in by a previous owner. A veritable treasure store of dogmatics, it cost me 20 cents at a theological library book sale!

  4. Chad Thompson
    March 29th, 2010 at 09:26 | #4

    Very cool!

    However, remembering my experience working in a University library… I shuddered seeing you handle them without the cloth gloves. ;-)

    [FWIW, rare book rooms at Universities are absolutely fascinating places.]

    • March 29th, 2010 at 10:52 | #5

      Yes, that’s one of the thrills of actually owning these books. I can use them like books, not museum pieces.

      : )

      I too have spent many a pleasurable white-gloved hours rummaging and rooting around in rare book rooms. What a joy.

  5. Josh Hayes
    March 29th, 2010 at 13:19 | #6

    Super cool! I too have a copy of the 1690 edition of Chemnitz’s works. Maybe someday I’ll get to join the 1580 club too, but I doubt it.

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