The Binding is in glazed calfskin, decorated hot iron, gilt, framing pigmented blue, two watercolored engravings decorate the center of the two plaques, (an arte-povéra from Northern Europe!), Back with nerves , protective silver trim cut and engraved, double silver clasp with biblical characters, gilded and damask edges, decorated with large eyelets, superb paper guard in imitation of silk paperback .
Beautiful condition, very natural surface wear, no flaw.
Dimensions: 18cm x 12cm x 6cm.
A Gesangbuch hamburgisches of this type, at Sotheby's London, 08 JUNE 2011 (estimate: £ 3 to £ 4000). ALLGEMEINES GESANGBUCH ... ZUM ÖFFENTLICHEN UND HÄUSLICHEN GEBRAUCH IN DEN GEMEINEN HERZGOTHUMS SCHLESWIG, HERZGOTHUMS HOLLSTEIN ...2e AUSGABE. ALTONA, 1782
Insured Colissimo shipment from France, Tel: 0665241111