Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Communities 1898 German language decorative bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Decorative Book Bindings, Leather Books, Religion, Christianity, Protestant Churches, Hymnal, German Books).
Kirchen Gesangbuch fur Evangelich-Lutherische Gemeinden.
Published 1898, St. Louis, Missouri by Concordia Publishing House.
468 pages. Text in German. Tinted lithographic frontispiece.
A beautiful little 19th century pocket sized leather bound book.
Front cover gilt stamped with early owners name and date.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & title lettering, gilt pictorial cover decorations, floral end papers, all edges gilt.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, joint leather scuffed a bit with some short splits near spine head, front cover still firmly attached but slightly weakened.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W.