This auction has a number of interesting items, including a 1684 New Testament published in Amsterdam with French, Dutch and English text in parallel columns (lot #38); several editions of Christliches Gemüths-Gespräch von dem geistlichen und seligmachenden Glaubenincluding one published in Ephrata in 1769 (#312-316); 1841 and 1853 editions of Benjamin Eby’s Kurzgefasse Kirchen Geschichte und Glaubenslehre der Taufgesinnten-Christen oder Mennoniten (#318-319); and two copies of the 1829 Nützliche und erbauliche Anrede an die Jugendby Christian Burkholder (#181 and #324).

Also included are: Acht Predigten by Johannes Deknatel (#34); an 1881 edition (#308) and a 1926 edition (#202) of Die vollständigen Werke Menno Simon’s; also Menno Simons’ Ein Fundamentund klare Anweisung published 1851 (#309) and A Foundation and Plain Instruction published in 1835 (#310) and in 1863 (#452); an 1837 edition of The Confession of Faith of the Christians Known by the Name of Mennonites by Peter Burkholder (#323); an 1815 Lancaster Ausbund (#173); and an 1837 Martyrs Mirror published in English in Lampeter and belonging to Emma V. Stouffer (#304).

There is a nice collection of Reformed Mennonite volumes beginning with lot #325. A large selection of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ hymnals and songbooks begins with lot #343, and several Hutterite historical volumes begin with lot #417.

Some items with interesting family connections include A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs with an 1896 decorated bookplate belonging to Catharine Lapp, Leacock Township, Lancaster Co. (#375); Eine Sammlung von Psalmen, Lobgesängen, und geistlichen Liedernwith a decorated  inscription page belonging to Sara Shirk, Akron, Lancaster Co. (#373); an 1863 Bible with family records of John Barr Mayer, Elizabeth Swartley, and Kate B. Gross (#50); and an 1885 marriage certificate for Benjamin B. Stauffer and Anna H. Brubacker (#66).

Some historical items always in high demand include a 5-volume Mennonite Encyclopedia (#67); the 4-volume Mennonitisches Lexikon; the 3-volume Brethren Encyclopedia (#461); two copies of The Earth is the Lord’s by John Ruth (#68 and 443); Rise and Fall of the Anabaptists by E. Belfort Bax (#248); and A Biographical History of Early Settlers and Their Descendants in Waterloo Townshipby Ezra Eby (#74).

Family history volumes include A Branch of the Zimmerman OffSpring of Glause Zimmerman by Ezra and Maria Zimmerman (#455); The Wenger Book edited by Samuel Wenger (#69); an 1884 edition of The Brubacher Genealogy in America by Jacob N. Brubacher (#70); 62 issues of the Yoder Newsletter, complete from 1983-2013 (#303); and a 3-volume set of Emigrants, Refugees and Prisoners (An Aid to Mennonite Family Research)by Richard Warren Davis (#454).

Please feel free to contact Jon Weaver-Kreider at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society with any questions about materials on the auction.  Phone: (717) 393-9745 ext. 106 Email: