The Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church . Together with the Psalter

Church of England

Published by printed by J. Baskerville, printer to the University, Cambridge, 1762
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12mo, 198 leaves; this copy with the cancellans title page, the last line reading "Price Five Shillings, unbound" and without the star & lozenge slip pasted over the last line; bound with: Brady, N., A New Version of the Psalms of David. Birmingham: printed by John Baskerville, 1762, 52 leaves; together in contemporary full green goat, fancy gilt borders on covers with floral devices in the corners, enclosing a central gilt lozenge, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, unlettered, a.e.g.; the binding is darkened and slightly worn, and 2 old bookseller descriptions are tipped in at the front; all else quite good and sound. An old note in pencil on the verso of the front free endpaper proclaims this to be an "Irish binding." "Baskerville printed three octavo editions of The Book of Common Prayer. The first, which appeared in 1760, was set in long lines of Great Primer. There were two impressions, one with and the other without a border round each page ? cancelled title pages were substituted later in 1760 and in 1761? The second edition appeared later in 1760 ? and two impressions were printed, with and without borders. It was first published at 7s. 6d, but in 1761 the price was raised to 8s.6d. The Royal Prayers are found in the second state only, as cancels? The third and final edition was published in 1762, set in long lines of Great Primer, without borders" (Gaskell). Gaskell 20 and 22. Bookseller Inventory # 48991

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Title: The Book of Common Prayer, and ...

Publisher: printed by J. Baskerville, printer to the University, Cambridge

Publication Date: 1762

Binding: Hardcover

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