3 December 2010
[DOS-Á-DOS BINDING]. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. 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. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, [ca 1895]. -- Hymns Ancient and Modern for use in The Services of the Church. London: William Clowes and Sons, [ca 1895].
Two works in one volume, 16o (93 x 56 mm). Printer's device on title page of Book of Common Prayer (tear to title page of Hymns). Contemporary English dos-á-dos binding on beaded brocade background embroidered with a large central flower on both sides in dark orange, pink, gold, cream and maroon grounded with a stem of brown gilt thread with gold and red curlicue leaf decorations, each spine with alternating pink and blue flower decorations in 4 compartments, edges gilt (some pulling to the threads, upper hinges split); modern folding case. Provenance: E. O. Simpson (gift inscription in ink reading, "Edith from Mother on Dec. 17th, 1895. London. Her wedding day.").
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