Lot 160: [Velvet Binding] Common Prayer, Psalms
05 November 2016
Macon, GA, USALive Auction
Description: [THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. London, 1674] together with THE PSALTER OF PSALMS OF DAVID. London, 1674. 12" x 7.75". Wanting initial title leaf, second part with separate title-page and register. In a fabric binding with title and cross embroidered to front board and with large decorative clasp and catches. 6" split along front hinge, some frayed threads to front board (cross, refer to photo), edges lightly rubbed, with 1966 bookplate of the Washington Cathedral Library Collection to front pastedown, and small label to rear endpaper of the Royal School of Art Needlework. Contents generally bright though with some very light and faded water-stains, a few marginal tears and chips, and one leaf torn at lower third with loss of approx. 5 lines of text, else Very Good.