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. Oxford: T. Wright and W. Gill for S. Crowder and W. Jackson, 1772.
8o (224 x 128 mm). (Some spotting and staining.) Contemporary red straight-grained morocco, covers with wide gilt border with dog-tooth roll and alternating fleurons, smooth spine in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered in one, a repeated gilt panel in the rest, edges gilt concealing a fore-edge painting of A BILLIARD GAME after Thomas Rowlandson (corners worn, covers lightly scuffed). Provenance: George Goodwin (gift inscription from John Smitheman dated 1780); Mr. John Pritchard (gift inscription from Edward Brown dated October 1831); Estelle Doheny (bookplate; her sale Christie's New York, 21 February 1989, lot 1918).
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