Bergen New Jersey Dutch Church town history 1857 Taylor pictorial leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Annals of the Classis of Bergen, of the Reformed Dutch Church, and of the Churches Under Its Care: Including the Civil History of the Ancient Township of Bergen in New Jersey, by Benjamin Taylor.
Published 1857, New York by the Board of Publication of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church.
479 pages. Text in English. Wood engraved frontis protected by original tissue guards. Illustrated with 21 full page wood engraved plates with tissue guards.
Original owners name Susanna Harris stamped on front cover, binding is likely custom for this owner and not publisher issued.
Splendid deluxe period full leather binding, covers richly ornately gilt stamped with designs raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, all edges and turn ins decoratively gilt. A large central figure of a robed woman holding her hands on a Bible and stack of paper which are giving her electric enlightenment energy.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently lightly age worn, but survives bright and clean, the flaws all small and easy to overlook.
Text block paper is clean, tight, square, internally well preserved, minor small scattered age staining, a very nice antique book.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 4 3/4" W.