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Book of Common Prayer)
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.
Printed by J. Baskerville, Printer to the University, Cambridge, 1762. 8vo, ff. [344]. Contemporary red morocco in a simpler version of the 'Harleian' style, by the 'Baskerville' workshop with Baskerville's distinctive marbled endpapers, boards bordered with a gilt roll and with a central gilt lozenge area made up of various tools, spine divided by raised bands, compartments bordered and crossed with a triple gilt rule, with additional acorn and other tools, edges gilt. A little light spotting. Binding a little marked and darkened in places (the colour touched up in several small areas), slight rubbing to extremities, a few scratches and scrapes to extremities. Booklabel of Colin Fenton to initial blank, ownership inscriptions of Charles Wright of Bromsgrove to title-page and elsewhere, and of Charles Arthur Latcham of Clifton to initial blank. As a sideline to his printing business, Baskerville produced marbled paper with a distinctive pattern, said to 'represent blended washes of water colour' (Gaskell). This paper was used in bindings by a workshop which was closely associated with Baskerville - he is not known to have directly owned a bindery - and such bindings are often, for ease, known as 'Baskerville bindings' Surviving examples are scarce, especially in more elaborately decorated bindings such as this one. Gaskell 19; ESTC T87227. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: McNaughtan's Bookshop, ABA PBFA ILAB [Edinburgh, United Kingdom]
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