Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments ... together with the Psalter. Book of Common Prayer.

Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments ... together with the Psalter ...

1715. London: printed by John Baskett, and by the assigns of Thomas Newcomb and Henry Hills, 1715.

Folio, [380], 23, [3] pp. unpaginated (text ends on Aaa4 as per ESTC). Engraved frontispiece by Loggan after Caspars. Title-page printed in red and black, ruled in red throughout. Contemporary red morocco, covers tooled in gilt with a wide scrolled border, central gilt block of the arms of the Duke of Chandos, backstrip richly gilt, gilt edges, a lovely binding of the period in the style of Mearne skillfully restored at head and foot and along joints. Armorial bookplate of John van Hatten.

§ Lovely prayer book, bound for James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos (1674-1744). It once rested on an embroidered cushion in the Duke and Duchess's private pew in his magnificent chapel at Cannons, described by the architect Gibbs as "the finest in England". The centerpiece of the elaborately-tooled binding is the Duke's gilt arms supported by two otters beneath a ducal coronet. Four other bindings with the block are recorded by the British Armorial Bindings database. Full description and provenance available on request. ESTC T81463. Item #106783

Price: $9,750.00

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