CONTEMPORARY MOROCCO WITH ONLAYS

The whole Booke of Psalmes, collected into English Meter by Tho. Strenhold, Jo. Hopkins, W. Whittingham, and others … with apt Notes to sing then withal …

London, Printed by T. C[otes] for the Company of Stationers, 1637.

24mo, pp. 330, [6 (table)]; title-page with a border of printer’s tools; a very good copy, ruled in red throughout, in handsome contemporary black morocco, with onlays in tan morocco (large diamond centrepiece and cornerpieces, central quatrefoil, all gilt with small floriate tools), gilt edges.

£2750

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A very attractive pocket psalm-book with tunes, ruled in red throughout and in a handsome binding. Such diminutive psalm books began to appear at the end of the sixteenth-century, printed for the Company of Stationers, who had the monopoly. The printer here was Thomas Cotes, most famous as printer of the Second Folio of Shakespeare in 1632, who became a Master of the Company in this year.

ESTC records three copies only, at Harvard, Yale and Trinity College Melbourne. STC 2672.7.

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