Bound with: KINGO, Thomas Hansen (1634-1703). Den Forordnede Nye Kirke-Psalme-Bog. [Part 2:] Collecter, Epistler, og Evangelier. [Part 3:] En andaegtig Bonne-Bog. Copenhagen [or Tønder?]: Ernst Daniel Nagel, 1765. 2 vols. in one, long 12mo (178 x 68 mm). First work in 2 parts, second work in 3 parts, the parts separately titled and paginated: I) , 1018, ; 48 pp. II) 484, ; 200; 172 pp. Gothic types. Second work (part 1) with full-page woodcut frontispiece of David kneeling with his harp before an altar. Woodcut headpieces and tailpieces. Sheet Xx3-4 in the Psalme-Bog misfolded. Worming in lower margins in center of volume, second work trimmed close by the binder with loss to imprints on title-pages, and frequent loss of signatures, catchwords, and some ends of lines. Contemporary(?) straight-grained leather, covers with gold-tooled border of a repeated palmette tool, a star and rays tool repeated in the 5 spine compartments, the raised bands outlined with a pair of gold fillets or bands, apparently later silver fore-edge clasps and large catch-pieces, the catches incised with a leafy plant with inset boss "flower" of red colored glass, the clasps each with two smaller blue glass bosses flanking a red boss, all set within incised rays, the inner side of the clasps stamped with a pair of unidentified assay marks, with possibly later lightly punch-dotted initials and date P.T.[?] S 1835 on upper clasp and P.[?] M. J. on lower clasp; edges gilt and gauffred, pink and gray patterned paper pastedowns (a few small holes to joints, repairs to joints, leather of spine cracked and possibly restored, small repair at head of spine). Provenance: Cathrina Thomssen in Nübele [Nybøl], later 18th- or early 19th-century signature on recto of frontispiece of second work. ***
A showy copy of a pair of Danish hymnals, both used in Jutland during this period: the so-called Flensborg hymn book, compiled by Berthold Christian Giødesen (Bartholomæus Christian Aegidius), first published in Flensborg in 1717, containing 414 hymns; and one of many editions of the hymnal by Thomas Kingo, Lutheran Bishop of Funen, containing 300 hymns as well as prayers, Luther’s catechism, etc. Kingo’s hymns, first published in 1699, are still sung in Denmark and on the Faroe Islands, home to a unique and lively musical culture.
The role of Ernst Daniel Nagel, bookbinder, whose name appears in the imprint, is unclear. The imprint of the Aegidius hymnal states: Printed 1765, and to be sold at [by] E. D. Nagel, bookbinder in Tønder (Trykt 1765, Og ere til kiøbs hos E. D. Nagel, Bogbinder ubi Tønder). The Kingo imprint reads Kiøbehavn, trykt 1765, followed by the same statement concerning Nagel (the last line, presumably containing the words Bogbinder ubi Tønder, is cropped in this copy).
OCLC locates a single copy of both of these editions (apparently, no pagination or collation given), also bound together, at the University Library of Southern Denmark, Odensee; the catalogue entry gives the place of publication of both as Tønder. However Nagel does not seem to have printed anything else. Were these printed in Copenhagen to be bound and sold by Nagel in Tønder?
On the Flensborg hymnal cf. Bibliotheca Danica I:338-39; and Anders Malling, Dansk Salmehistorie, vol. 8(1978), pp. 382 ff. (this edition p. 386). On Kingo’s hymnal, cf. Malling, 8:207 ff. Item #2720