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THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER [bound with] THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW [bound with] THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS, COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METRE BY THOMAS STERNHOLD, JOHN HOPKINS AND OTHERS
Oxford: printed by John Baskett, 1719. A Bible & Prayer book including the Apocrypha; Whole Book of Psalms collected into English Metre; and index. Complete. Portrait frontispiece of King George to the Book of Common prayer, and adorned throughout with circa 160 leaves of engraved plates. Bound in an attractive contemporary full panelled red morocco leather binding with gilt decoration. The Common Prayer TP is dated 1720 printed by John Baskett, Oxford. The OT and NT title pages both dated 1719 also printed by John Baskett; The Whole Book of Psalms TP is dated 1720 and printed by S. Collins, for the Company of Stationers. The spine in six compartments, raised bands between, highly decorated in gilt to the compartments, title to the second compartment, boards with gilt and blind decoration and gilt rules spine. Binding with a little general wear and some rubbing, dust and age marked, leather chipped to the head/tail of the spine, joints a little worn and rubbed, but remain strong. All edges gilt, but gilt now mostly rubbed off. Original Marbled end papers. Contents good and tight, family history of the Whitehead family added in manuscript to various blank pages (these show through to the printed recto of the NT title page); first few pages somewhat worn to the fore-edges with a few chips (not affecting text) and marginal nicks, some general reading wear and finger soiling, clearly a well-read copy; margins good with all catch-words, headlines, titles and notes present, front hinge has opened a little but remains strong, some pages and plates toned with light staining, frontispiece plate worn to edges, A6 with top corner pinched off afecting just a few words, short tear to the same. A good to very good copy. This bible conforms to Herbert's 948, but Herbert does not mention the Apocrypha, which is present here, neither are the plates mentioned.. Hardcover. Good. 4to (19 x 25cm).
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