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BINDING -- THOMAS A KEMPIS (1380-1471). The Christian's Pattern: or A Treatise on the Imitation of Christ. To which are added, meditations and prayers for sick persons by George Stanhope. The third edition. London: J. Matthews for D. Brown [and others], 1702.
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BINDING -- THOMAS A KEMPIS (1380-1471). The Christian's Pattern: or A Treatise on the Imitation of Christ. To which are added, meditations and prayers for sick persons by George Stanhope. The third edition. London: J. Matthews for D. Brown [and others], 1702.

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BINDING -- THOMAS A KEMPIS (1380-1471). The Christian's Pattern: or A Treatise on the Imitation of Christ. To which are added, meditations and prayers for sick persons by George Stanhope. The third edition. London: J. Matthews for D. Brown [and others], 1702.

8º (195 x 121mm). Engraved frontispiece and 4 plates by M. Vander Gucht. (Frontispiece partially detached, persistent waterstain at bottom margins, Y5 and Aa1 with piece torn from margin.) Contemporary red goatskin, covers with border of gilt fillets and multiple rolls, central geometrical compartment delineated by gilt fillet and dotted lines, the ground filled with long-stemmed flowers and acorns trailing from vases, and with stemless flowers, spangles and dots interspersed, spine with raised bands, the six compartments with repeated fleurons and small tools, gilt edges (light rubbing to spine bands and board edges, lower corners bumped). Provenance: Alice Edgar (signature on title) --Sir Henry Hope Edwardes (1829-1900; bookplate).

AN EARLY 18TH-CENTURY BINDING IN BRIGHT CONDITION, probably executed in the reign of Queen Anne.


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