Today we are happy to offer for sale an all-original and authentic 19th Century German Lutheran Bible. This beautiful bible was expertly crafted by the John E Potter & Co of Philadelphia, a book publisher who specialized in history and religious books and was in operation from the early 19th century until the beginning of the 20th century. This German Lutheran bible is titled “Die Heilige Schrift” (The Holy Scriptures) The Old and New Testament . The piece is beautifully and expertly made. The front cover, back cover, and spine are crafted of brown leather with gilded religious imagery and detailing. The front and back cover both feature a low relief center molded panel; the side of the bible features a pair of ornate brass latches for closure. The pages of the book are beautifully printed with biblical images; the text is printed in a multitude of lovely and different fonts. The edges of the pages are gilded. This Victorian-era bible was published in 1872 in Philadelphia. The bible is in good condition, with wear and tear commensurate with age, fragility, and type of use. Leather cover has distressing and is cracked/peeling in a few areas. Top hinge is partially loose from cover. Binding is separated from cover. A few pages inside have tears. Yellowing and distressing to pages commensurate with age. Overall, with careful use, still readable and enjoyable. A truly beautiful bible which would make a very special gift to anyone who appreciates the word of God. Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: Length: 13 1/8″ Width: 10 1/4″ Depth: 4 1/4″
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