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...

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. [203] 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. [23] 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
Price: $5,500.00

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