London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
BINDING -- The Book of Common Prayer: and Administration of the Sacraments. London: Robert Barker & John Bill, 1639. [Bound with:] The Psalter, or Psalmes of David. London: 1636. 2 works in one volume, 2° (336 x 222mm). Titles printed in red and black within elaborate armorial and figural woodcut borders, black letter, initials, headpieces, ruled in red (some light mainly marginal staining at foot of leaves towards the front, some light spotting and staining). Contemporary olive green calf, the covers elaborately decorated and panelled in gilt with central coat-of-arms of Charles I, flat spine gilt, gilt edges (rubbed, joints splitting, spine rather worn). Provenance: Norbury Booths Hall 1826 (armorial bookplate). An early note pasted onto the front pastedown states "supposed to be the prayer book of Charles the first at the battle of Rowton moor."
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