Prussian Song Book Evangelical Reformed Church 1831 lovely rare leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Religion, Christianity, Song Book).
Gesangbuch zum Gebrauch der Evangelisch-Reformirten in Preussen.
Published c. 1830-31, Konigsburg, Prussia by der Hartungschen Hofbuchdruckerei.
368 pages. Text in German.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt title lettering inside a design, embossed cover designs, decoratively gilt ruled covers.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed and scuffed in spots but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, many pages throughout stuck together when the early book binder used the gold gilt on the text block edges (these are readily separable with patience), internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book 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. 7" H x 4 1/8" W.