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TATE, Nahum, & Nicholas Brady.

A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches.

London: Printed by S. Brooke, for the Company of Stationers, 1793 Stock Code: 125600
£550.00
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A handsomely bound copy of the psalms, with the name and mayoral title of Thomas Staniforth (1735-1803) emblazoned on the front cover in gilt, dated 1797. Staniforth, a former slave-trader and merchant, was elected Major of Liverpool in 1797, a post he held until the following year. It is probable that the book was presented to him as a gift upon taking office. Nahum Tate, Poet-Laureate from 1692 to 1715, and Nicholas Brady, chaplain to William III, originally published their metrical edition of the Psalms in 1696.

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Description

Octavo. Contemporary blue sheep, unlettered smooth spine tooled in gilt, gilt roll-tooled border to covers, front cover lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

Condition

Some light rubbing, minor wear to top tips, occasional very minor foxing, yet overall a highly attractive, well-preserved copy.

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