Meurer, Moritz. The Life of Martin Luther: Related from Original Authorities; with 16 engravings. New-York: H. Ludwig & Co., 1848. First American Edition
Recently rebound in brown cloth, gilt titles & rules to spine, 5 5/8 x 9 inches, former owner's inscription and ink name stamp on the new ffep (Sprinkle). Engraved portrait of Luther, tp & translator's preface (p. 3), then pp. 13-694, plus the sheet of binder's instructions for the plates. All 16 plates present, a mix of steel engravings and lithographs. The text starts with the last two paragraphs of chapter one; lacks 5 leaves. Foxing in most of the book. Good. Hardcover. 
A relatively uncommon book. Although lacking the first 10 pp. of text, what remains begins with Luther at the age of fourteen and beginning Latin school with the Franciscans at Magdeburg, and continues throughout his remarkable life.
Moritz Meurer (1806-1877), first a Lutheran deacon in Waldenburg, Saxony, then became parish minister in the nearby village of Callenberg in 1841. "A committed advocate of Neo-Lutheranism, Meurer became known for his writings on the history of the Reformation and on ecclesiastical art." - Tanneberger, From Waldenburg to Rome.