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. 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.

1681. Oxford: Printed at the Theater, and to be sold by Peter Parker at the Leg and Star, over against the exchange in Cornhil, London, 1681.

Large folio, [404] p. A *a-*d A-3A 3B-3C . Printed in two columns, roman. Title-page ruled in red. Decorative printed initials throughout. Original red morocco, covers panelled in gilt, backstrip richly gilt, gilt edges, a well-margined copy probably bound for presentation by the King or the printer. Backstrip faded, chipped at head and foot, otherwise very good and internally superb.

§ A magnificent presentation of the Book of Common Prayer, a noble example of printing of the period in the original handsome binding. ESTC R24213: "One of at least four, probably five, imprint variants of this edition." Wing B3663B. Only 4 copies recorded in ESTC: two at Cambridge, one at BL, and one at the Huntington. The last copies sold at auction were in 1983 and 1963. This very copy was most recently handled by Quaritch and Howell, with their collation marks. Item #123045

Price: $3,250.00

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