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A New Version of the Psalms of David fitted to the Tunes used in Churches
Printed by Richard Hett, for the Company of Stationers, 1776. Hardcover. 8vo. (203 x 123 mm). 236, [4] pp. Collation: A-P8, COMPLETE. Contemporary Liverpool binding of full red morocco elaborately gilt; wide gilt border of urns and flowers surrounding a black inlay gilt with the name of the first owner: "William Pole Esqr. / Mayor 1778." Marbled pastedowns and endpapers, a.e.g. Trifle wear to binding extremities. Preserved in a dark brown cloth protective case. Very good. AN ELEGANT LIVERPOOL BINDING. While the workshop is still-unnamed, sixteen examples are known to us, including two bindings that were bound for two different Liverpool Lord Mayors. ¶ 1. Psalms (London, 1778) -- bound for Robert Landor, Church Warden of St. Paul's Church, 1782 --> now Boston Athenaeum (uncatalogued as of 1/2020) ¶ 2. Bible (Oxford, 1772 -- two volumes) -- bound for presentation to Liverpool Mayor John Brown dated 1772 (Lathrop Harper Cat. 239 item 101 --> Christie's London 25 June 1997, lot 154) ¶ 3. Bible (Cambridge, 1768) -- Earls of Derby, Knowsley Hall Library (Lancashire, near Liverpool) --> Sale, Christie's London 1954 --> now Liverpool University Library (Knowsley 705) ¶ 4. Bible (Oxford, 1772 -- two volumes, as above) -- Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum (PML 12936) ¶ 5. Book of Common Prayer (Cambridge 1770) -- Maggs Cat. 966, item 154 ¶ 6. Book of Common Prayer (Oxford 1770) bound for presentation to George III -- Maggs Cat. 893, item 111 ¶ 7. Bible (London, 1767) bound for "M*B" (i.e. Maria Barclay, presented to her in NYC by her son-in-law Col. Stephen Delancy) ¶ 8. Book of Com … [Click Below for Full Description]
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