Biblical Natural History Dragons Bible Thaddeus 1820 Harris rare leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Religion, The Bible, 19th Century Books).
The Natural History of the Bible: Or, A Description of all the Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, and Insects, Trees, Plants, Flowers, Gums, and Precious Stones, by Thaddeus Mason Harris.
Published 1820, Boston by Wells and Lilly.
Includes descriptions of mythical beasts, including dragons!
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt lettered title on contrasting red leather label. Paper uniformly age toned, still sound, tight and clean internally.
Book remains well preserved and very attractive on the shelf. Joints scuffed and cracked, covers still well attached. Spine leather rubbed and mottled in appearance, spine ends slightly chipped and worn. It displays a noble age patina and is in overall acceptable antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8 7/8" H x 5 1/4" W.