1815.052: Scenes in the World of Spirits of Henry Stilling.

Published: 1815

Full Title: Scenes in the world of spirits of Henry Stilling, professor of the University at Marburg, (Germany). Translated from the third original edition.

Author: Jung-Stilling, Johann Heinrich (1740-1817), as Henry Stilling.

Place Issued: New Market

Issuing Press: Ambrose Henkel & Co.

Description: 296 pgs.; 18 cm. (16mo).


An English translation of Jung-Stilling's Scenen aus dem Geisterreiche, originally published in 1795, with the third edition issuing in Frankfort-am-Main in 1803; the author was a writer and physician of Pietist origins, as were the Henkels and their fellow evangelical Lutherans. This work was translated by Gottlieb Shober (1756-1838), a colleague of Rev. Paul Henkel in the Evangelical Lutheran Synods of Virginia and North Carolina; Shober signed a translator's preface on November 1, 1814 at Salem, North Carolina, then entered the work for copyright on January 13, 1815 in the U.S. District Court for North Carolina; those two dates show that this imprint was produced in the winter of 1814-15, even as the imprint lacks a date. The imprint bears the name of Ambrose Henkel, so evincing the end of his management of the family's press complex at New Market; other texts identifiably from this press in 1815 all bear his brother Solomon's name, indicating the change came shortly after this item issued.

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