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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 by [Church of England] - First edition, first state - 1717 - from St. Wulfstans Books and Biblio.com

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

by [Church of England]

Condition: Near Fine


London: John Sturt and John Baskett, 1717. First edition, first state. Leather Bound. Near Fine. John Sturt. 5 1/2 x 8 inches. 8vo. 22 + 166 pages. Front hinge and front endpaper expertly reattached by conservator with Japanese tissue. Marbled endpaper and following ffep contain inscription "The gift of Lady Parkyns to her Daughter Anne Parkyns May 7th 1740." Engraved armorial bookplate of Sir William Milman on front endpaper, partially obscuring one of the inscriptions. Small area where a name was erased from marbled endpaper interrupting marbling. Each page beautifully engraved by John Sturt on silver plates. More than 130 engraved vignettes ranging in size from 41 mm x 55 mm to 84 mm x 55 mm, numerous other smaller in-text vignettes, initials, head and tailpieces, etc. Each page with elaborate engraved border. This edition also double red ruled. Volvelle present in original state on page V, thus first state. Pages very clean with small occasional minor smudge. All page edges gilt, with small "spot" loss of gilt at top. Griffiths 1717/1. Bound in contemporary dark green crushed calf with elaborate gilt borders and central lozenge. Elaborate gilt decoration to spine. Slight bleaching to spine, and small losses to corners. Sturt's rare and beautifully silver-engraved Book of Common Prayer with volvelle in original state.




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