3 December 2010
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, English. The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of The Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David. Cambridge: John Baskerville, 1761.
Large 8o (243 x 152 mm). Contemporary straight-grained morocco, covers with Greek key roll border, large central oval ornament with green morocco tooled in gilt with the sacred monogram and cross, cherubs' heads, starts, flowers and borders of flame tools, smooth spine in 6 compartments , gilt-lettered in one compartment, a repeated ornamental gilt panel in the rest, gilt edges concealing a DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING; the first showing CLARE COLLEGE AND JESUS COLLEGE; the second showing DOWNING COLLEGE AND QUEENS COLLEGE, each with their respective coats-of arms (light cracking to inner joints, hinge lightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped). Provenance: Estelle Doheny (bookplate; her sale Christie's New York, 17 October 1988, lot 1297).
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