Christlicher Familien-Temple [Christian Family Temple] [Historically Significant]. Stated.
Christlicher Familien-Temple [Christian Family Temple] [Historically Significant]
Christlicher Familien-Temple [Christian Family Temple] [Historically Significant]
Christlicher Familien-Temple [Christian Family Temple] [Historically Significant]
Christlicher Familien-Temple [Christian Family Temple] [Historically Significant]
Christlicher Familien-Temple [Christian Family Temple] [Historically Significant]
Christlicher Familien-Temple [Christian Family Temple] [Historically Significant]
Christlicher Familien-Temple [Christian Family Temple] [Historically Significant]
Christlicher Familien-Temple [Christian Family Temple] [Historically Significant]
Christlicher Familien-Temple [Christian Family Temple] [Historically Significant]

Christlicher Familien-Temple [Christian Family Temple] [Historically Significant]

Hildburghausen und New-York: Druck und Verlag vom Bibliographischen institut [By the Bibliographic Institute], 1830. Erster Band [Volume I]. Hardcover. An about Very Good copy of this work, being volume one only (of a presumed set of an unknown number of volumes) with a copper plate [captioned "The Pious Job"]. While not a particularly notable work in and of itself, this copy of it is HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT in that it wears its EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL BINDERY DUST JACKET. In Mark Godburn's excellent work titled "Nineteenth-Century Dust-Jackets" published by Oak Knoll Press in the US and by Private Libraries Association in the UK, Godburn states: "In Germany in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, some binders produced flap-style jackets that combined elements of hand- and machine-work. At least half a dozen examples survive, all sharing the same characteristics. They were all made of two pieces of paper pressed together, with marbled or pastepaper and contemporary printer's scrap underneath. They all were well cut, all folded with three flaps at each end, and all issued over plain or marbled boards, in some cases using the same paper as the binding." In further discussing the evolution of dust jackets, Godburn states: "Bindery jackets would not have been recorded in publishers' records, and may not always have been itemized in binders' records either, and since dust jackets survived even less often than printed ones, the impression left decades often was that no jackets had been issued at all. Sometimes the only evidence that jackets were issued on a particular book is offsetting on the endpapers from the jacket flaps, although the flaps did not always leave a mark." Thus, we have here a notable book in an ABSOLUTELY RARE BINDER'S DUST JACKET, something most collectors well never see outside a museum or another collector's library, much less ever own. [Both the book and dust jacket are in Very Good condition with the book showing some general wear, some minor scattered underling, and having the upper portion of the front free endpaper excised. The dust jacket shows unsurprising wear as well as some loss to the spine panel's lower section and a few small archival tape repairs to the verso. Certainly a RARE copy and a RARE BOOK that tangibly illustrates a part of book history. A RARE OPPORTUNITY for the book collector as well as for a museum or University collection. An EXCEEDINGLY RARE ITEM AND AN AMAZING SURVIVAL.]. Very good / very good. Item #2954

Price: $575.00

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