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