German Hymnal Gesang Book c.1740 binding with metal clasps and corners uniqueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Hymnal, German Music, Religious Music, 19th Century Devotional Music].
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Untitled Hymnal (Gesang Book).
Published c.1740 (?), Germany.
c. 900 pages.
In a unique and fascinating 18th century period leather binding. Metal corner plates, ornate brass/ metal clasps to board cover edges,, metal initial plate to front cover. Leather front and back covers have split down the middle, spine chipped, joints cracked, text block lacks title page and final leave(s). Binding survives heavily worn but remarkably still sound.
A heavily used book, showing signs of extensive repeated handling, likely in church by a previous owners.
Wonderful metal work.
Book measures: 6 7/8" H X 4 1/8" W.