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(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, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches: and the Form or Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.

Published: London: printed by Thomas Baskett; and by the assigns of Robert Baskett, 1754

Stock code: 69038

Price: £3,500

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A finely tooled and attractive example of mid-eighteenth century binding with the royal arms of the English king George II (1683–1760).

Large folio (412 254 mm). Contemporary green goatskin, spine divided in seven compartments by raised bands, compartments gilt with the arms of George II centrally and scroll cornerpieces, covers tooled in gilt with alternating fleurons and foliate tools, at the centre the gilt arms of George II, board-edges rolled in gilt, spot-marbled endpapers, gilt edges, lacks ties. Engraved frontispiece, title in red and black, ruled in red. With cancelled leaves substituted after the death of the Prince of Wales in March 1751: sigs A-C, D1 are cancels. Red morocco book label of the Royal Chapel, dated 1755; armorial bookplate of Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson Bart. Some skilful repair to joints and corners, covers unevenly faded.

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