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The Booke 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 [with Geneva (Breeches) Bible, Concordances and Psalms]
London: Printed by Christopher Barker, 1585. Leather Bound. Very Good. 7 x 9 inches. 4to. ¶3 - ¶8 + A - E (8 leaf quires) + F (5 leaves). Lacks title page and following leaf. Scattered stains and soiling, mostly at margins. Small darker stain at top margin. Loss to lower forecorner of B8 affecting about 12 lines of text. Kalendar printed in red and black. Colophon at end with ownership inscription of John Purkiss dated February 1, 1768. Griffiths 1585/3. Bound with: The Holy Bible [Geneva/Breeches version]. London: Printed by Christopher Barker, 1585. A-3H (8 leaf quires) + 3I (2 leaf quire) + *(4 leaves) + 3K-3Y (8 leaf quires) + 3Z (10 leaf quire). Printed in two column black letter type. Occasional small closed tear with no loss and a few marginal notes shaved (esp. 3O). Lacks preliminaries and 3P4&5. 18th Century notes regarding Purkiss family on verso of NT title page. Herbert 187 (following Herbert 165 and Herbert 170). Bound with: [Herrey, Robert F.]. Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances, or large and ample Tables Alphabeticall. London: Imprinted by Christopher Barker, 1585. A-L (8 leaf quires) + M (4 leaf quire). Bound with: Sternhold, Thomas and John Hopkins. The Whole Booke of Psalmes Collected into English meetre. London: Assignes of Richard Day, 1585. A - G (8 leaf quires), lacking G6 - G8. Last few pages tatty with slight loss of text. ESTCS90640. Bound in dark brown paneled calf with recent sympathetic rebacking with four raised bands offset by gilt rules. An excellent copy of the 1552 English BCP and Geneva Bible. Both standards for many American colonists.
      [Bookseller: St. Wulfstans Books]
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