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2018-12-07 11:04:56
1638 Restored Holy Bible Rare Vintage Antique Leather Old & New Testmt 17c 1600s
As regards restoration, leather starts failing after 100 years depending on usage. Any large Bible exceeding this age almost invariably will need the front and back covers reattached to the body of the Bible using new leather. In this case all new archival leather has been used in the rebind. On display is a unique example of a 1638 King James Bible. This volume has had a rough life and while having been saved from the dustbin of history, it never the less shows its hard knocks. The cover both front and back were able to be saved using the original leather. It of course has been rebound. This is a one of a kind volume having survived for almost 400 years. One of the more unique and ultra rare features that make this volume one of a kind is the flowerlets impressed onto both the front and back covers on the 4 corners. Rarely has this been seen on any early 1600's Bible. Foxing is present throughout and is an expected condition of age. The cover is a deep walnut brown leather with the spine showing the title "Holy Bible" on a scarlet red leather backdrop. The spine shows 4 raised bands. Both boards and spine are firmly attached and the book is tight and put together very well. It has been rebound with new leather where existing leather was missing putting it in excellent condition. As mentioned above, archival quality leather was used in order to add longevity to the binding. The original boards were used in order to maintain the integrity of the Bible. This is a beautiful example of an early 1600's Bible. It measures 6 1/2" x 43/4" x 2 1/2" and weighs just under 2 pounds. It … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: americaninternational2001 [Wimberley, Texas, US]
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