3 December 2010
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, English. The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Cermonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David. Oxford: Thomas Baskett, 1745.
8o (181 x 110 mm). (Some browning and spotting.) Contemporary black goatskin, covers with floral and ornamental gilt border surrounding a central gilt sunburst with onlaid maroon and yellow morocco gilt, surrounding a gilt-tooled crucifix, covers in 6 compartments with ornamental gilt tooled leaves, 5 raised bands, edges gilt with an EARLY FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF A FLORAL DESIGN (corners bumped, some light wear, hinges split); modern morocco folding case. Provenance: Arabella Rowden (ownership inscription in ink); Edward Rowden (ownership inscription in ink); Rowden (bookplate).
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