Life of Joseph 1805 Greenfield Mass. MacGowan rare leather book Bible storyBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Religion, Judaism, Christianity, Joseph).
The Life of Joseph, The Son of Israel, in Eight Books, Chiefly Designed to Allure Young Minds to the Love of the Sacred Scriptures, by John MacGowan.
Published 1805, Greenfield, Massachusetts by John Denio.
130 pages. Text in English.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & title lettering, paper cover & spine labels.
Book is physically old and shows some heavy signs of handling and time. Book was once in a small public/ private lending library with a lengthy inscription to the endpaper attesting to this. Also of interest is the cost written down for the book as 62 1/2 (cents?). Rare early American imprint in any condition.
Binding well age worn but still appealing, leather and joints very dried and scuffed, old library paper labels to cover, spine and pastedown.
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. 6 5/8" H x 4 3/4" W.