Christian Hymnal Protestant Church of Baden Germany 1876 velvet book metal claspBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, German Books, Unusual Bindings, Religion, Christianity, Hymnal).
Christliches Gesangbuch zur Beforderung der offenlichen und hauslich Andact fur die evangelisch-protestantische Kirche in Grossherzogthum Baden.
Published 1876, Lahr, Germany by Joh. Hein. Geiger.
310 pages. Text in German. Engraved frontispiece.
Publisher's velvet covered boards, still functional metal clasp, all edges of covers with metal (silver?) edges. Includes original card stock protective clam-shell case.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition but is in fact beautifully preserved for such an inherently fragile style of binding.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this 19th century book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 6 3/4" H x 4 1/4" W.