London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
BINDING, Dos-a-dos -- The Book of Common Prayer. London: Bonham Norton and John Bill, 1625. [Bound with:] The New Testament. London: Bonham Norton and John Bill, 1626. 2 volumes in one, 24° (99 x 50mm). Book of Common Prayer imperfect. Contemporary embroidered dos-a-dos binding: white satin with chalice design on sides and quatrefoils on spines worked in coloured silk and silver wire (lightly worn), edges gilt and gauffered; modern blue morocco box with Thore Virgin cypher. Provenance: How family birth records of 1666-68 written on flyleaf -- Thore Virgin, 1926 (inscription, bookplate; Bib. Quarnforsiana, 1947, no. 276) -- [Rolf Wistrand]. STC 1927; D&M 405; STC 16364 (?). Sold as binding, not subject to return.
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