Holy Bible New Testament huge 1779 book w/ large decorative map Holy LandBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Religion, Christianity, ).
La Sainte Bible Qui Contient Le vieux et Le Nouveau Testament, ed. by Ostervald.
Published 1779, Neuchatel, Switzerland by La Societie Typographique.
682 pages. Text in French. Finely engraved frontis & portrait at front, small woodcuts in text, large decorative engraved map by Bonne/ Lattre.
Monumental oversized period full mottled calf leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering.
Volume 1 of a larger set. This volume complete unto itself. Contains Genesis - Song of Songs.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently rubbed and age worn, leather still supple, joints slightly scuffed with some splitting along joints (covers still very firmly/ strongly attached), remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, some leaves with some old marginal damp staining, 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. 16" H x 10 3/4" W.