View of Evidence of Christianity 1795 Boston William Paley rare old leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Book Bindings, Religion, Christianity).
A View of the Evidences of Christianity in Three Parts, by William Paley.
Published 1795, Boston, by Manning & Loring.
387 pages. Text in English.
Rare edition, seems to be much scarcer than the Philadelphia imprint of the same year.
Period American 18th century full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, remnants of old paper label on spine and cover (small pieces of paper still adhered, removable with patience).
Old library book plates to pastedown, stamp to title page. Book otherwise still tight and sound, covers slightly bowed as often seen on 18th century imprints in original leather.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. Paper toned, small edge spotting, no blank end paper at rear. 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. 6 5/8" H x 4 1/4" W.