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The Booke of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments. and Other Parts of Divine Service for the use of the Church Of Scotland [with:] The Psalter, or Psalmes of David: after the Translation set forth by Authority in King James his Time of Blessed Memory. as it shall be Sung or Said throughout all the Churches of Scotland
Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Young, 1637-1636 - Bound with: The Psalms of King David: Translated By King James. London: Printed by Thomas Harper. 1636. As usual, leaves R7-8, which were suppressed, are not present; leaf 2h3 is in second ('blotted') of four settings noted by ESTC. There is no catchword on kk6v, and in this copy A4v, line 1, reads 'Do-'; C1r, last line, reads 'ye may'; D1r, line 2, ends 'Jerusalem'; and E3v, line 5, reads 'exam-' as per STC. The general title to THE PSALTER. is the state without the word 'Pointed.' This controversial edition of the Liturgy was overseen by Charles I and Archbishop Laud for use by the people of Scotland. The text was drafted by John Maxwell and James Wedderburn However, upon its first reading in churches in Scotland, the opposition was so strong that it was withdrawn from use shortly thereafter. The text eventually was influential in the compilation of the English revision of 1661-2, and served as a model for the American BCP of 1789 and its successors (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER) First edition of the first Scottish Book of Common Prayer. Small folio. . a-b8 A-Q8 R6 1a-2i8 2k6; [2], 147,[ 1]pp. Contemporary gilt paneled calf, rebacked to style in sympathetic brown morocco, spine elaborately gilt extra, gilt label. Printed in black letter, with decorated initials, title within typographic frame, calendar and title in red and black. Woodcut initials and ornaments. Original side panels a bit crazed and darkened, with small surface chip to one fore-tip, early ink name and annotation on first title, somewhat foxed early and late, with occasional scattered foxing., mild spotting and hand-soiling elsewhere, dark discoloration in upper fore-corner of several leaves, beginning at J4 and fading again by K3, a few headlines cut into slightly, small amateurish mend to short tear in lower blank margin of A1, slight cracking between Q7-8, early ink name in lower margin of recto of terminal leaf of third part, but generally a good to near very good, sound copy. Griffiths 1637:9. STC 16607 & 2736. ESTC S101893/S113851 & S122902 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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