American Boston Church Music 1844 Mason exceptional leather binding choirsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
American book bindings of mid-19th century- Music books.
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Boston Collection of Church Music Comprising the Most Popular Psalm and Hymn Tunes in General Use, by Lowell.
1844, Boston, Wilkins, Carter & Co. pp. 348, 4 pp. index.
Oblong period full calf leather binding, fluid floral shapes blind embossed in corners towards center, covers outline ruled in blind. Unusual if not unique binding of the era.
Leather remains supple, binding sound. Book opens to title page, small piece lacking at top corner, evidence of thumbing and use, nice age patina to book.
Book measures: 6 3/8" H X 9 3/4" W.