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Collection of printed confession prayer cards.

[Germany]: 1855-1881. Holy cards or prayer cards are small, devotional pictures mass-produced for the use of the faithful. They usually depict a religious scene or a saint in an image about the size of a playing card or smaller. The reverse typically contains a prayer, some of which promise an indulgence for its recitation. Many of the cards have individual names of those receiving prayers or confessions and act as a receipt that a confession was made at a particular church. Very Good+. Small collection of three printed confessional or testimonial prayer cards. In very good condition. One is handpressed with ornamental border and the other two are mechanically printed with decorations, one example with illustrations. Text in German and Latin. The handpress example has annotations penned in brown ink. Item #9985

Price: $125.00

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