Large 8vo., ff. , unnumbered, with the usual cancels a2, B8, C6, and D3; tear to foot of a8 neatly repaired, else a very good copy in contemporary olive green morocco, gilt, with floral corner pieces and a central floral lozenge surrounding an oval onlay of red morocco with a gilt rose, spine gilt in compartments (onlays wanting), gilt edges; corners very slightly bumped; contemporary armorial bookplate of Charles Style, probably the 5th or 6th Baronet of Wateringbury.
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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. Cambridge, Printed by John Baskerville … by whom they are sold, and by B. Dod, Bookseller … London. 1762.
Third and final edition of Baskerville’s octavo prayer book. The prayers for the Royal Family on cancels B8, C6, and D3 include the name of Queen Charlotte, whom George III married in 1761. This copy also includes the ‘occasional prayers’ which were only printed for part of the edition and are therefore not always present.
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