ENGLISH MOSAIC BINDING. The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches; and the Form or Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating Bishops, Priests, and Decons.  ff. Illustrated with a few woodcut ornaments and initials. Cambridge: Printed by John Archdeacon, printer to the University, 1792. [BOUND WITH]:
A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches. By N. Brady, D.D., and N. Tate, Esq., Poet-Laureat.  ff. Folio, 440 x 270 mm, bound in full contemporary straight-grained dark blue goatskin, front and rear covers with a flaming sunburst at center, comprised of inlaid green and red morocco ovals encircled by gilt sun-beam tools, circles of cherub heads within the red and the green ovals, framing the Jesuit mark "JHS" with cross at direct center. A Greek-key roll gilt inside single fillet border and on turn-ins, board edges gilt, spine in seven compartments with a single gilt tool in each, marbled endpapers, with two silk place markers, a.e.g. London: T. Harrison and S. Brooke, for the Company of Stationers, 1788.
The Book of Common Prayer with a thorough introduction to the most recent version followed by 21 pages of calendars and lesson plans and the Psalms of David with a separate title-page, together in a remarkable contemporary English devotional binding. A very attractive eighteenth-century English printing of the Book of Psalms. Slits on each board for former ties, now lacking, a short tear repaired on front free endpaper, overall a fine copy in this stunning devotional binding.
PROVENANCE: Thomas Henry White with ex-libris on front pastedown.
Griffiths 1792/1. ESTC T91861 (Psalms). See: Maggs Bros., Bookbinding in the British Isles II, 240 (1987) with photograph; and Maggs Bros. Catalogue 966, no. 191 (1975).
Item nr. 166931