German Songbook Lyrical Manual 1858 lovely illustrated leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, Decorative Bindings, Music, German Songs, Illustrated Books).
Deutsches Balladenbuch, by Adolf Erhardt, Theobald von Oer, Hermann Bluddemann, Ludwig Richter, and Carl Schurig.
2nd Edition published 1858, Leipzig by Georg Wigand.
360 pages. Text in German. Profusely illustrated throughout.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. Front joint scuffed and slightly cracked, but binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, mostly light scattered spotting, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W.