Holy Bible Old & New Testament King James Version c. 1820 leather pocket bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Holy Bible. King's James version.
Published c. 1820-24, likely United States.
704, 216 pages. Text in English. Binder's tag from G. Champley, New York. Owners custom private name tag to paste down dated 1824,
Book lacks a title page, but the 1824 owners tag likely dates it prior to that. Book appears to be complete aside from lacking title.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, covers gilt ruled with floral devices in outline, marbled end papers
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, front joint surface cracked but still well attached and sound, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 4 3/4" H x 2 3/4" W.