Pronouncing Bible Old & New Testament 1825 Mass. lovely leather book illustratedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Pronouncing Bible: The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated Out of the Original Tongues and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. The Proper Names of Which, and Numerous Other Words Being Accurately Accented in the Text, And Divided into Syllables, As They Ought to be Pronounced, According to the Orthoepy of John Walker, As Containing in His Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names, by Israel Alger.
Published 1825, Boston by Lincoln & Edmands.
714, 220 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis & half titles. Illustrated throughout with full page wood engraved plates, each containing two images..
Attractive antiquarian full leather "Cambridge-style" binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label. Crease down middle spine from repeated use long ago.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Front joint/ hinge repaired (somewhat amateur) to keep cover firmly attached.
Binding heavily age worn but still appealing, leather supple, joints broken or cracked, crease down center of spine, some old darkening and crackling, 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. 9" H x 5 1/2" W.