LITURGY, Book of Common Prayer in Latin. Liturgia, seu liber precum communium... juxta usum Ecclesiae Anglicanae. With the Psalms in Latin. Translated by John Earle and Jean Durel. London: Richard Norton for Samuel Mearne, 1670.
8° (173 x 103mm.). With the cancel A5 loosely inserted. CONTEMPORARY LONDON RED MOROCCO BY THE QUEENS' BINDER A (?William Nott) gilt, covers with narrow outer border, volute cornerpieces, enclosing pointillé volutes, various circles, dots and discs and a small central geometrically-divided square, six compartment spine with raised bands and overall tooling, comb-marbled endpapers, g.e. (very slight rubbing to joints).
First edition of the Latin translation of the Book of Common Prayer called for by the Act of Uniformity and made under the direction of the Convocation. The design on the covers is unusual: 'Octavos from this bindery usually have an over-all design with drawer-handle tools' (H.M.Nixon. Five Centuries of Bookbinding p.94), but at least three pairs of tools are from the Queens' Binder A workshop and the design shows styllistic similarities with a number of the larger bindings, notably plate 62 (H.M.Nixon English Restoration Bookbindings). Wing C-4188A.