Holy Bible Old & New Testament 1838 Pennsylvania Dutch German Family BibleBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Book Bindings, Holy Bible, Pennsylvania Dutch, Religion, Christianity, Old Testament, New Testament).
Biblia, Das ist: Die ganze Heilige Schrift, des alten und neuen Testaments.
Published 1838, Philadelphia by Kimber and Scharpless.
992 pages. Text in German. Profusely illustrated throughout with many full page wood engraved and steel engraved plates, plus a map.
Large thick family bible, remnants of metal/ leather closure clasps along fore edge of boards.
Period full leather binding, slightly raised bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather label.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, covers rubbed, joints scuffed, yet still remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is well age toned, spotted, foxed throughout.
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. 11 1/4" H x 9 1/4" W.