Berlin: In der Mylissischen Buchhandling, 1823. Small 8vo, contemporary black velveteen stamped in gilt, tooled red leather onlay to each board with a green heart device applied to each, [vi], 378 pages, decorated paste-downs, a.e.g., gauffered edges. Contemporary decorated paste-paper decorated two-piece slipcase. Final gathering trimmed a little close, with some loss to the signature and catchword. Fragile velvet binding rubbed at the cords and corners; slipcase rubbed; lower panel renewed. Text a little foxed throughout. Item #2725
Unusual provincial German binding preserved in a contemporary slipcase that is distinguished by its stenciled patterned covers. This is a pretty copy of the Mylius Hymnal (first published in 1781 as a reformed work to reflect the drift of Enlightenment thought), the slipcase having preserved the velvet covers and onlays well. With contemporary family notes in MS (1838 et seq.) on the first and final blank leaves.