(DEVOTION). ~ Catholisches Gebett Bichlein Worinen schöne Morgen Abend Messbeicht Comunion Gebetter wie auch schöne Litaneyen sambt andern unterschidlichen Gebettern eingezogen, geschriben worden von mir Johann… [name illegible]. [Southern Germany], 1768.
Manuscript, small 8vo (134 × 95 mm), pp. [ii] (title), 161,  (index and final decorated leaf). Title in red and green, numerous decorations throughout in these colours, usually floral, text in brown ink with rubrics, in German throughout. Occasional thumbing, headlines occasionally just trimmed. Early blindtooled marbled sheep, decorative pastepaper endpapers, gilt edges. Head of spine very slightly chipped.
An attractive vernacular mass and prayer book, characteristic of German Catholic devotion of this period, with decorative calligraphic headings and vignettes. The title translates loosely as Little Catholic Prayer Book in which the best morning, evening, mass confession [and] communion prayers as well as the best litanies have been put in together with other different prayers, written by me....’