Die Psalmen des h. Königs und Propheten Davids…; samt den gebräuchlichen alten Psalmen, Fest- und Kirchengesängen, zu vier Stimmen aussgesezet und der lieben Kirche Gottes zu gutem mit allem Fleisse heraussgegeben

Zurich, bey Michael Schaufelbergers sel. E. und Christoff Hardmeyer, 1712.


8vo. pp. 624 (of 632), 187 (xiii). Gothic letter, woodcut vignette on title-page with Greek motto in a cartouche (Jacob’s ladder, Genesis 28: 10-19). Another title for the second part. German text and musical notations. A few wormholes to lower margin throughout, sometimes affecting the text. Early autograph and annotations in German on front endpaper. Contemp. calf, marble pastedowns and brass heart-shaped clasps and catches, a.e.g.

Ambrosius Lobwasser (1515–1585) was a German humanist and translator, born in Saxony. He is best known for this “Psalter des Königlichen Propheten David”, published in 1573 (Leipzig). This metrical psalter, a translation of the Genevan psalter became one of the standard psalm-books used by the evangelical churches of the German-speaking lands, including Switzerland (the Genevan Psalter had been written in French). The Lobwasser psalter was widely reprinted into the 1800s.

Not in Darlow and Moule