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The Book of Common Prayer. London: Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, 1710.  2° (380 x 240mm). Additional engraved title, ruled in red throughout (lacks Yy1, 6 leaves re-margined, one of which replaced the wrong way round, erased inscription on bottom of title, some leaves browned or spotted, a few margins lightly waterstained). Contemporary dark green morocco, bound possibly by Robert Steel (for a similar binding see Maggs catalogue 1075, no.117 and catalogue 1212, no.70), sides pannelled in gilt, gilt COAT-OF-ARMS OF QUEEN ANNE with her cypher in corners, gilt ornaments on each side of outer panel, made up of drawer-handels, fleurons, lines, dots and other small tools, spaces in between gilding richly decorated in blind with the same tools, such as acorns, thistles, a rose tool, etc., spine with raised bands, divided into 7 compartments, decorated in gilt and each with the Royal cypher (extremities rubbed, head of spine a little chipped, foot of spine skilfully repaired and foot

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The Book of Common Prayer. London: Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, 1710. 2° (380 x 240mm). Additional engraved title, ruled in red throughout (lacks Yy1, 6 leaves re-margined, one of which replaced the wrong way round, erased inscription on bottom of title, some leaves browned or spotted, a few margins lightly waterstained). Contemporary dark green morocco, bound possibly by Robert Steel (for a similar binding see Maggs catalogue 1075, no.117 and catalogue 1212, no.70), sides pannelled in gilt, gilt COAT-OF-ARMS OF QUEEN ANNE with her cypher in corners, gilt ornaments on each side of outer panel, made up of drawer-handels, fleurons, lines, dots and other small tools, spaces in between gilding richly decorated in blind with the same tools, such as acorns, thistles, a rose tool, etc., spine with raised bands, divided into 7 compartments, decorated in gilt and each with the Royal cypher (extremities rubbed, head of spine a little chipped, foot of spine skilfully repaired and foot of front joint split, 2 small ink stains on fore-edge), gilt edges. Provenance: ALBERT EHRMANN (1890-1969), distinguished English collector (bookplate on front pastedown, and stamped initials on rear endpaper); Joseph Thackeray (signature on paper slip, pasted on top margin of title); Robert Oudley (signature on title, hidden by paper slip). A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE BINDING. Only a few decorated bindings for Queen Anne have survived.

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The Book of Common Prayer. London: Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, 1710. 2° (380 x 240mm). Additional engraved title, ruled in red throughout (lacks Yy1, 6 leaves re-margined, one of which replaced the wrong way round, erased inscription on bottom of title, some leaves browned or spotted, a few margins lightly waterstained). Contemporary dark green morocco, bound possibly by Robert Steel (for a similar binding see Maggs catalogue 1075, no.117 and catalogue 1212, no.70), sides pannelled in gilt, gilt COAT-OF-ARMS OF QUEEN ANNE with her cypher in corners, gilt ornaments on each side of outer panel, made up of drawer-handels, fleurons, lines, dots and other small tools, spaces in between gilding richly decorated in blind with the same tools, such as acorns, thistles, a rose tool, etc., spine with raised bands, divided into 7 compartments, decorated in gilt and each with the Royal cypher (extremities rubbed, head of spine a little chipped, foot of spine skilfully repaired and foot of front joint split, 2 small ink stains on fore-edge), gilt edges. Provenance: ALBERT EHRMANN (1890-1969), distinguished English collector (bookplate on front pastedown, and stamped initials on rear endpaper); Joseph Thackeray (signature on paper slip, pasted on top margin of title); Robert Oudley (signature on title, hidden by paper slip). A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE BINDING. Only a few decorated bindings for Queen Anne have survived.
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