Psalms Hymnals 1864 gorgeous small pocket gilt leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Psalms and Hymns for Christian Use and Worship, by the General Association of Connecticut.
Published 1864, New Haven by Durrie and Peck.
716 pages. With Civil War era 1864 owners name and date to fly leaf.
Period full morocco leather binding, raised bands, gilt ruled bands, gilt lettered title, gilt compartments and cover decorations, all edges gilt.
Splendid little pocket-sized book in exceptional condition. Leather is supple, gilt bright.
Binding remains clean, tight, square, and sound. Interior contents display moderate age spotting throughout. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Overall, a lovely near-miniature format pocket hymnal with a very pleasing shelf appearance.
Book measures: 6 1/2" H X 4" W.