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Der Freund in der Noth or the Friend in Need - translated by Patrick J. Donmoyer

Der Freund in der Noth or the Friend in Need

translated by Patrick J. Donmoyer

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Subtitled "An Annotated Translation of an Early Pennsylvania Folk-Healing Manual"

This is a reprint of a popular folk-healing manual first compiled by Johann Georg Hohman in 1813 in Reading, Pa. This obscure piece of Berks Co., Pa., history is now available for the first time in the English language, allowing readers the opportunity to explore some of the rarest prayers, benedictions, and charms used in early America for healing and protection among the PA Dutch. Facsimiles of the original German text accompany an English translation on the facing page. (152pp. illus. index. hardcover. PA German Cultural Heritage Center, 2012.)


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