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Psalter; illuminated medieval manuscript on parchment: Catholic Church

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About this Item: Hardcover. Condition: Fine. ILLUMINATED MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT IN LATIN ON PARCHMENT, Southern Germany (diocese of Constance or Augsburg), c. 1240-60. 196 x 145 mm. 117 folios on parchment, missing at least one leaf at end (collation, i-viii8 ix9 [of 8, with quarter sheet added after 1] x8 xi6 xii-xiv8 xv7 [of 8, -8 with loss of text]), no catchwords or signatures, written below top ruled line in an upright Gothic bookhand (justification, 134-140 x 95-96 mm.), ruled in lead, Psalm verses begin with 1-line red or blue initials, opening words of each Psalm following a painted initial begin with 1-line majuscules in red or blue, 3-line red or blue initials with contrasting pen decoration at the beginning of most Psalms, one 3-line painted initial, f. 1v, SEVEN LARGE ILLUMINATED FOLIATE INITIALS, almost full-page to six lines, THREE LARGE HISTORIATED INITIALS, 9- to 12-line. BINDING: Bound in alum-tawed skin over early thick wooden boards with a rounded bevel, almost flush with the bookblock, spine with three raised bands, lower board, single hole in middle, upper board, five bosses, two strap and pin fasteners, fastening back to front (modern hardware and straps), boards show signs of at least two other types of fastenings, a single strap-and-pin fastening closing front to back and catches and clasps fastening back to front, partial remains of a paper label on the spine, now illegible, rebacked with spine laid down, houses in a red, fitted case, pastedown from thirteenth- or fourteenth-century Breviary and from earlier thirteenth-century manuscript. TEXT: The Psalms were the texts devout Christians prayed throughout their life. Psalters were commissioned to mark important occasions, such as marriages. Almost certainly copied for lay use, this German Illuminated Psalter exhibits numerous signs of use throughout, including evidence that it was used to teach children to read. ILLUSTRATION: Painted initials: f. 1, almost full-page illuminated B (for Beatus vir), framed in red, now badly damaged; f. 17, 10-line initial showing St. Francis, now all effaced; f. 27v, 10-line initial ending with a dragon; f. 37, 12-line initial depicting St. Michael slaying the dragon; f. 137v, 6-line initial; f. 48, 11-line initial formed from a winged dragon; f. 60, 9-line initial; f. 71v, 9-line initial with a dragon; f. 73, 9-line initial depicting St. Dominic, with some wear; f. 84, 9-line initial. Artistically, this Psalter is related to important illuminated south German Psalters now in Liverpool and Schaffhausen. The books iconographic program with figurative initials depicting three saints (Michael, Francis, and Dominic) is very unusual. Examples of Psalters with both Francis and Dominic at this date (only decades after they had been canonized) are very rare. PROVENANCE: Evidence of script and decoration suggests a date c. 1240-1260, certainly in Southern Germany, and probably in the diocese of Constance or possibly Augsburg, based on the style of illumination. Careful corrections by a contemporary. There are signs in the marginal additions that this Psalter was used to to teach reading. An inscription in German, dated 1467, indicates that this volume remained in Germany into the fifteenth century, and the damage to the images of St. Francis and St. Dominic may reflect anti-mendicant feeling of that period or even use by a Protestant owner in the sixteenth century. Sold at Sothebys, 10 July 1972, lot 81, when it was bought by Sion Segre Amar (Turin, 1910-2003) for the Comites Latentes Collection, Geneva, MS 99; deaccessioned and sold at Sothebys 20 June 1989, lot 40, and 1 December 1998, lot 69. CONDITION: Dirt and wear to text, lower outer corners ripped away, ff. 41, 113, 116, 117 (slightly into text), severe damage to initials on ff. 1 and 1v, some degree of damage and wear to remaining initials. Full description and photographs available (TM 789). Seller Inventory # ABE-17617605295

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The Psalter or Psalms of David from: Ashbee, Janet E.

Ashbee, Janet E. (Ed)

Published by Essex House Press/ Edward Arnold, London (1902)

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About this Item: Essex House Press/ Edward Arnold, London, 1902. Full Morocco. Condition: Very Good. Ashbee, C.R. (illustrator). First Thus. [2], 87pp, [1], slightly later full morocco by the French Binders (New York), raised bands, spine in six panels, title lettered direct to second panel, remaining panels with central gilt device, covers with three frames of gilt fillets, the middle of which has cornerpieces of floral devices, morocco doublures with three borders, one a gilt fillet, the other a gilt dotted line, the last interrupted by the bindery name, with cream silk moire free endpapers, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Slightly rubbed to extremities, spine very slightly faded, very slightly browned internally. This copy is possibly unique as an unknown illuminator has gilded and coloured the title page, the colophon and each of the woodcuts within. Number 102 of 250 copies on paper, with 10 copies on vellum. This copy is featured in the book 'Bound to be the Best The Club Bindery - Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Grolier Club' by Thomas G. Boss, 2004, a copy of which is included Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 001338

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Psalterium cu(m) apparatu vulgari firmiter appresso. Lateinisch: PSALTER. - [A

PSALTER. - [A LOVELY POST-INCUNABLE]

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About this Item: (Argentine (Strassburg), Joannem Knoblouch (Knoblauch), 1508). 4to. Bound in well-preserved contemp. full pigskin over wood. Profusely blindtooled with rolls and ornamental stamps. Spine with 3 raised bands. Original brass clasp and catch. Light spotting to frontcover. On top of frontcover clalligraphed in ink: "Psalm". Ff (4) + Ff CXXVI + F (1) + last blank (lower righ of the blank has lost a part of the paper). Title-page printed in red inside vertikal woodcut borders and with a large woodcut depicting King David playing the harpe. The following three leaves (Calender) printed in red and black. The woodcut initial "P" in "Psalterium on title-page rubricated. Large rubricated woodcut initials. The first in different colours of gold, red and blue. One initial unfinished. The Latin text surrounded by the German text on each page. Printed on good heavy paper with broad margins, clean and fine. A fine and exellent example of a work from the famous Knoblauch-Press in Strassburg, being an early printed psalter completely in the incunable-style.Adams B1368. - Darlow-Moule, 4186. - Graesse V,481. Seller Inventory # 54623

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About this Item: London, Moses Pitt, Peter Parker, William Leak, Thomas Guy (printed at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford University)/Psalms: London, for the Company of Stationers, 1680. (418), (96) p. Contemporary silver-filigree binding with matching double clasps and gilt-edged text block, 12° (Trimmed close to the text, in the prayer book occasionally shaving part of a catchword or signature and with two small tears into the text of the Psalm book. Further in very good condition. The binding is also very good, with one of the hundred or so leaf decorations having lost its filigree and with the foot of the spine bent. If there was a headband at the foot, it has been lost. An extremely rare Book of Common Prayer (with non-metrical Psalms) and a metrical Psalm Book, nearly the first products of Oxford University's ''Bible Press'', here in an extraordinary silver-filigree binding. Illustrated with 45 engraved plates. The work is bound in a beautiful contemporary silver-filigree binding with 2 silver-filigree clasps.). Seller Inventory # 201704

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About this Item: Cambridge, John Baskerville/London, Edward Ryland 1762/1755/1762, 1762. 3 works in 1 binding, (frontispiece) without pagination, Contemporary gold-stamped Leather with 5 raised bands and gilt-edged text block, 8° (The spine-ends are partially restored, some staining in the margins. The book was displayed open for some time, therefore there is a crack in the spine and the two pages in the middle are browned. With marbled endpapers and the ex-libris of A.C. Warren Linton, South Gippsland. A beautiful copy of the Book of Common Prayer illustrated with 59 contemporary handcoloured engravings. Although The Book of Common Prayer and the Psalms are printed by the famous John Baskerville, the highlight of this work is without doubt the Liturgy which contains an engraved frontispiece, an engraved titlepage with a large coat of arms and 57 engravings by Simon Francçois Ravenet, Charles Grignion, Ge?rard Jean Baptiste Scotin, Peter Charles Canot, William Wynne Ryland. The engravings are interleaved in the Book of Common Prayer and all contemporary handcoloured in a very attractive way. ). Seller Inventory # 10134

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Book of Common Prayer].

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About this Item: London: printed by John Baskett, and by the assigns of Thomas Newcomb and Henry Hills, 1715. Folio, [380], 23, [3] pp. unpaginated (text ends on Aaa4 as per ESTC). Engraved frontispiece by Loggan after Caspars. Title-page printed in red and black, ruled in red throughout. Contemporary red morocco, covers tooled in gilt with a wide scrolled border, central gilt block of the arms of the Duke of Chandos, backstrip richly gilt, gilt edges, a lovely binding of the period in the style of Mearne skillfully restored at head and foot and along joints. Armorial bookplate of John van Hatten. For a detailed description of this lovely prayer book with a distinguished provenance, see Maggs cat. 1471 item 13. Four bindings for Chandos are recorded by the British Armorial Bindings database. ESTC T81463. Seller Inventory # 106783

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About this Item: Cambridge & Birmingham, John Baskerville/London, Edward Ryland 1762/1755/1762/1762, 1762. 4 works in 1 binding, Book of Common Prayer: (34) (356), Liturgy: (frontispiece) (2) p. and 57 engravings, Psalms 1: (90), Psalms 2: (104) p. Fine Tortoisehell Binding with 2 clasps, 8 corner-pieces, 4 hinges and a head- and tailband, all made from gilded silver, and a gilt-edged text block, 8° (Some pages are slightly browned. The work is kept in a custom made leather covered case. A beautiful copy of an English Church Book, containing the Book of Common Prayer illustrated with 59 engravings, the Psalms by Sternhold and Hopkins and a new version of the Psalms by Brady and Tate. Bound in an attractive mid-19th century binding of black with ochre coloured flamed tortoiseshell with gilded silver double clasp, 8 corner-pieces, 4 hinges and a head- and tailband. The silverwork bears no marks and is decorated with a matching cut-out design, featuring various ornaments and little flowers. The use of tortoiseshell as a book binding material became populair in the 17th and 18th century and was mostly used for binding religious texts, small Bibles, prayer books, and gift books for the wealthy middle class. The material came from exotic marine turtles and was valued due to its beauty, shine and rarity -the name tortoiseshell can therefore be misleading because the material has nothing to do with land tortoises-. A firm and complete copy bound in a flawless and very richly decorated binding.) Dijstelberge, P. (2011). Papieren pracht uit de Amsterdamse Gouden Eeuw, p. 69-71 / Noordwijk, B. van (2006). Zondags Zilver. Drie eeuwen versierde kerkboekjes, p. 209-217 / Noordwijk, B. van (n.d.). Boek, band en beslag, p. 23 / Noordwijk, B. van (2013). Zilver voor de Zondag. Boecxkens met Pragtigh Sluytwerck, p. 177-189 / Rijkelijkhuizen, M.J. (2010). Tortoiseshell in the 17th and 18th Century Dutch Republic, p. 96-106 / Storm van Leeuwen, J. (2006). Dutch Decorated Bookbinding in the Eighteenth Century Volume I, p. 118 / Vidler, K. (2005). Conservation of a tortoiseshell book cover, in Conservation Journal Summer 2005 Issue 50. Seller Inventory # 10187

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The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration: Bible & Prayer

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Published by Printed by the Printers to the King's most excellent Majestie ?; [London: by Felix Kingston]; by the Printers to the Kings Cambridge: Printed by the Printers to the Vniversmosexcellent Majestie ; London: Imprinted [by H. Lownes and R. Young];, Edinburgh (1633)

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About this Item: Printed by the Printers to the King's most excellent Majestie ?; [London: by Felix Kingston]; by the Printers to the Kings Cambridge: Printed by the Printers to the Vniversmosexcellent Majestie ; London: Imprinted [by H. Lownes and R. Young];, Edinburgh, 1633. [94] pp. A-F8 (-A1); [40] pp. A-B8 C-D2. Woodcuts charts, map, title-border; [900]pp. A-2X8 2Y4; 3A-3L8 3M4. Engraved title and frontis, and separate title for NT; [100]pp. *2 A-F8; [10], 93, [3]pp (with errors in numbering). A-F8 G4.With music. 1 vols. 8vo. First Complete Scottish King James Bible and First Edinburgh Book of Common Prayer. An uncommon lot, including the first complete King James Bible printed in Scotland, and the first Edinburgh edition of the Book of Common Prayer. The Bible follows a separate printing of the New Testament in 1628. This edition, it is suggested, was printed in connection with the Coronation of Charles I in Edinburgh in June 1633. Some copies of this printing of the New Testament were accompanied by plates, but these were later additions (ca. 1638), and there are two settings of some of the sheets, which are frequently comingled. In this copy, the catchword at 3G1 is "But"; 2F6v has the reading "carkases"; the catchword at 3G1r is "37 But"; and the headline on 3K3r is "Of Widows." The Book of Common Prayer is the form with catchword "pride" at B1r, and anticipates the ill-fated 1637 revision for the Church of Scotland. The editions of Genealogies, the Concordance, and the Psalms are contemporary editions of the sort that are characteristically found bound with various editions of the Bible originating from London and elsewhere. The Edinburgh Bible is scarce: ESTC locates five copies in North America: Folger, Huntington, NYPL, Newberry and Univ. of Pennsylvania. The Prayer book is also uncommon, with three copies located in North America (Harvard, Huntington and this copy, now properly deaccessioned). Of the Psalms, four copies are located in North America: Folger, LC, UT, and again, this copy. ESTC S123370; S122895; S102072; S90766; and S122325. STC 16394; 2311 & 2311a; 23039e; and 2608. Darlow & Moule (Herbert) 476 Rumball-Petre 135. Griffiths 1633.8HS Later gilt paneled mottled calf, gilt spine label, marbled endsheets, to contemporary style. Bookplate of Joseph Yates, Clanna House. Trimmed rather close throughout, frequently costing register and/or page numbers, some head lines and a few catchwords; some scattered loss of some bottom lines late in the N.T., early ink inscription on first title, small discoloration to first several leaves, stain to lower fore-corners of 2M8 and 2N1, some occasional foxing, soiling and minor spotting, lacking A1 (blank) to BoCP; withal, a reasonably good gathering, neatly bound [94] pp. A-F8 (-A1); [40] pp. A-B8 C-D2. Woodcuts charts, map, title-border; [900]pp. A-2X8 2Y4; 3A-3L8 3M4. Engraved title and frontis, and separate title for NT; [100]pp. *2 A-F8; [10], 93, [3]pp (with errors in numbering). A-F8 G4.With music. 1 vols. 8vo. Seller Inventory # 256557

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Illuminated manuscript leaf on vellum.

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About this Item: Rhineland (or possibly Flanders or England): c. 1260-1280. Single leaf, 177 x 131mm. 20 lines of text in gothic script., 4-line historiated initial of a knight in armor, 4 initials in gold, gold highlighting in text. Small drawing of a dragon in red ink, drawing of a bird in left margin partly trimmed away. In very good condition. A very fine and early leaf, of interest in that other leaves from this manuscript are known which variously originate from either the Rhineland or England. Elaborate description on back, probably English dealer provenance. Private collection California. Seller Inventory # 105904

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Salterio de mis días (Psalter of my: M.M., L.C.

M.M., L.C.

Published by ediciones CES, Roma (1991)

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About this Item: ediciones CES, Roma, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. In Spanish. 'Venga tu reino!' 'Se terminó de imprimir el 3 de enero de 1991 en el jubileo de oro de la fundacion de la Legion de Cristo y del Movimento Regnum Christi' (was printed on January 3, 1991 in the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the Legion of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement). This 25-year-old book is extremely rare and in excellent condition. You can see the beige covers in the last two photographs. There isn't any wear to speak of. The corners are fine. The bottom spine end has just a little bit of a bend. The gilt lettering is bright on the front cover. The top page edge has a little bit of dust soiling (which doesn't affect the actual pages). There's also a little dust soiling on the top edges of the covers and there are few spots on the rear cover below the top edge. Those are the only imperfections I see on the covers. The book is square and tight and very solidly bound. The interior of the book appears to be perfect. Pages are exceptionally clean (immaculate). I didn't see any instance of soiling. The inside covers and end papers are in perfect condition. I really didn't see one flaw. No one has written their name or anything else anywhere in the book. There aren't any markings or attachments. I didn't see any creases or dogeared corners. On the back of the second to last end paper there is a printed '002' and underneath that the word 'RYE'. I have no idea what that references. I do wonder whether this was a very limited publishing. I was able to find only two copies of this book for sale. I will reference those later. Finally, there is an 8 by 2 inch bookmark with a picture of 'His Holiness Pope John Paul II' under which is printed '50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Holy Priesthood' and below that '1946-November 1-1996. There is a little bit of dust soiling/staining again at the very top of the bookmark (which was peeking out through the top page edges), but the dust staining does not reach the color photograph of Pope John Paul II. On the back side of the bookmark there is a prayer in red print. Making this book rarer still is the presence of its dust jacket. You can see it in the first three photographs. The white covers are perfectly clean. Actually there is an underlying brownish pattern which is throwing off the accuracy of the scanned photographs. There is a slight sun yellowing at the front top margin but it is exaggerated by the scanner. You can see there is very little wear on the jacket, just a few very minor tiny impressions/creases. There are no tears. There is a thin and straight vertical line on the rear cover near the middle edge which I'm fairly certain was the way the book was produced. The jacket is NOT clipped (there is no stated price, it may never have been actually publicly sold). The dust jacket will be fitted with a protective cover. As I mentioned earlier I was only able to find two copies of this book for sale. One without a dust jacket and in apparently rough condition selling for $1,300.00 and the other one with I assume a dust jacket selling for a mere $64,000.00. That's one hopeful dude. This book has an interesting history to say the least. Rather than my trying to pick and choose and copy and paste, you just need to google the title and a few relevant stories will come up. In 1991 on the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Legion of Christ, Pope John Paul II ordained 60 new priests in St Peter¿s Basilica in the Vatican. At the same time, the first world Regnum Christi event was held in Rome, gathering thousands of members. Seller Inventory # 000997

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ANGLO-KATALANISCHES PSALTERIUM. (SALTERIO GLOSADO) - THE GRAT
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About this Item: Barcelona, Moleiro, 2004., 2004. 480 x 332mm. 356 Seiten über140 teils großformatige, mit Gold geschmückte Miniaturen und 190 Initialen auf Goldgrund, sowie 289 historisierte Initialen auf karminrotem Hintergrund. Entstehung: um 1200 in Canterbury und um 1350 in Katalonien vollendet. Der kommentierte anglo-katalanische Dreifach-Psalter stellt in jeder Hinsicht ein außergewöhnliches Kunstwerk dar. Er enthält die drei dem Heiligen Hieronymus zugeschriebenen lateinischen Fassungen oder Übersetzungen der Psalmen, die als Psalterium Romanum, Gallicum und Hebraicum bezeichnet werden. Die Pracht des Codex läßt vermuten, daß der Psalter dem unbekannten Auftraggeber weniger zu Studienzwecken diente, sondern ihm in erster Linie zu hohem Ansehen verhelfen sollte. Ihre Besitzer stammten aus den höchsten Ständen dieser Epoche und sind unter den einflussreichsten Herrschern zu suchen. Wahrscheinlich stammt es aus der Bibliothek von Jean de Berry, wie nach einem Inventar der Bücher und Schmuckstücke des Herzogs zu schließen ist. Es ist möglich, dass es Teil der 78 verkauften Kodizes ist, welche Charles Croy, Graf von Chimay im Jahre 1511 an Margarete von Österreich, Regentin über die Niederlanden, verkaufte. Faksimile + Kommentar. Leder in Lederschuber. Limitierte Auflage 987 Exemplare. Neuwertiges Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0. Seller Inventory # 10720

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DER GOLDENE MÜNCHNER PSALTER. Clm. 835, Bayerische

Published by Luzern, Quaternio, (2011)

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About this Item: Luzern, Quaternio, 2011. 280 x 195mm. 332 Seiten 91 ganzseitige Miniaturen mit insgesamt 236 Szenen aus dem Alten und Neuen Testament und 10 halbseitige Zierinitialen auf strahlendem Goldgrund, sowie 24 Bildmedaillons im Kalender und 180 mehrzeilige historisierte und ornamentierte Initialen und reicher Zeilenschmuck auf allen Seiten. Entstehung: zwischen 1200 und 1210 in Oxford im Auftrag einer ranghohen weltlichen Dame, geschaffen von drei Meistern aus Oxford. Der außerordentliche Reichtum dieser Handschrift ist selbst im Vergleich mit anderen Prachtpsalterien äußerst ungewöhnlich. Er besticht nicht nur durch seinen Reichtum, sondern auch durch neue künstlerische Ausdrucksformen am Übergang von der Romanik zur Gotik. Faksimile + Kommentar. Wildleder mit zwei Lederschließen in Kassette. Limitierte Auflage 680 Exemplare. Neuwertiges Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0. Seller Inventory # 10769

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INGEBORG - PSALTER - LE PSAUTIER D'

Published by Graz, ADEVA, (1985)

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About this Item: Graz, ADEVA, 1985. 304 x 204mm. 400 Seiten. 51 ganzseitige, reich mit Blattgold versehene Miniaturen und zahlreiche Initialen. Entstehung: um 1195 in Nordfrankreich für Ingeborg von Dänemark, der Gattin Philipp II. Bei diesem prachtvollen Manuskript handelt es sich um eines der Hauptwerke der französischen Buchmalerei der frühen Gotik. Der Text der 150 Psalmen ist in diesem Werk in der so genannten littera psalteralis, einer Luxusbuchschrift geschrieben. Der Ingeborg-Psalter enthält auch ein komplettes Kalendarium mit Monatsbildern und Tierkreiszeichen, beide in Medaillonform beigegeben, sowie liturgische Texte und Gebete und Andachten. Seine eigentliche Bedeutung verdankt der Ingeborg-Psalter jedoch der ungewöhnlichen Pracht seiner zahlreichen Miniaturen, die sich durch entscheidende stilistische Neuentwicklungen von seinen romanischen Vorgängern abheben und für die zukünftige gotische Buchmalerei von prägender Bedeutung werden. Buchgeschichtlich bildet dieser Handschriftentypus die Vorstufe zum eigentlichen Stundenbuch. Faksimile + Kommentar. Leder mit Blindprägung. Limitierte Auflage: 500 Exemplare, davon 120 Exemplare für Spanien. Neuwertiges und unbenutztes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0. Seller Inventory # 10131

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About this Item: New York: Printed for the Committee. The De Vinne Press., 1893. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Folio; size of the binding: 10 1/2 inches x 14 3/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (thick), title-page in red & black, preliminary material; [28]pp., pp. [1]-566 + printer's page with colophon on the reverse (here numbered in pencil: 22). Bound in full vellum over beveled boards, with working brass clasps at the fore-edge; elaborate gilt rose designs and title on the spine and front cover, designed by B. G. Goodhue; gold-printed rose & thistle design endpapers, top-edge gilt, silk bookmarker ribbon bound in; deckle-edged paper. With a copy of the 1893 [4]pp. pamphlet: "On the Decorations of the Limited Edition of the Standard Prayer Book of 1892," by D. B. Updike, printed at the De Vinne Press. Inserted in this copy: "The large-paper edition of the Book of Common Prayer which this Notice accompanies has been put into print primarily in compliance with the provisions of Canon 22, Title 1 [-] the complimentary and subscription copies have foliated borders, a detailed account of which is subjoined." (-From p. [2] of the Notice pamphlet). This vellum bound copy has the foliated borders, and bears the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio based philanthropist and book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the front paste-down endpaper. The back cover shows a few scratches to the vellum, small tan spot to upper spine, light dusting, a few tan spots to the edges of the binding, otherwise, an excellent copy. This Book of Common Prayer is considered among the landmarks of American printing. [Colophon]: "The printing of this edition of the Book of Common Prayer on American hand-made paper was finished on the twenty-second day of November, MDCCCXCIII [1893], at the De Vinne Press in the City of New York. The plan of symbolism and method of decoration were arranged by Mr. Daniel Berkeley Updike: The preparatory studies of plants were made by Mr. William Wells Bosworth: The designs for the borders and cover by Mr. Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, and the final drawings for reproduction by Mr. Joseph Eliot Hill." Weight: 11 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. Seller Inventory # m-25

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About this Item: (Boston:) Printed for the Commission (by D. B. Updike, the Merrymount Press), 1930, 1930. Folio, original blind-stamped dark red morocco, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Text in red and black. ? One of the great monuments of the career of printer Daniel Berkeley Updike and considered one of the finest examples of 20th century American book design. ? From the library of David & Valerie Belch. Skillful repairs to the hinges and edges; fine copy, enclosed in a chemise and cloth case. The first of this edition, one of 500 copies printed. Seller Inventory # 25890

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About this Item: Berlin: Johann Friedrich Vieweg. Brosch. der Zeit, [17]+36 Seiten mit Titelvignette, Kopfvignetten und Zierleisten, 12°, Einband etwas berieben, gelockert und beschmutzt, Rücken leicht gebrochen und mit Pappband überklebt, Besitzerschildchen jetzt teilweise abgerissen, Exlibris und Besitzerunterschrift mit Kugelschreiber auf dem Vorsatz, Titel verso gestempelt und mit handgeschriebener Signatur, Seiten stellenweise etwas altersfleckig, sonst sehr guter Zustand, besonders selten! Book Language/s: de. Seller Inventory # A15489

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INGEBORG - PSALTER - LE PSAUTIER D'

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About this Item: Graz, ADEVA, 1985. 304 x 204mm. 400 Seiten. 51 ganzseitige, reich mit Blattgold versehene Miniaturen und zahlreiche Initialen. Entstehung: um 1195 in Nordfrankreich für Ingeborg von Dänemark, der Gattin Philipp II. Bei diesem prachtvollen Manuskript handelt es sich um eines der Hauptwerke der französischen Buchmalerei der frühen Gotik. Der Text der 150 Psalmen ist in diesem Werk in der so genannten littera psalteralis, einer Luxusbuchschrift geschrieben. Der Ingeborg-Psalter enthält auch ein komplettes Kalendarium mit Monatsbildern und Tierkreiszeichen, beide in Medaillonform beigegeben, sowie liturgische Texte und Gebete und Andachten. Buchgeschichtlich bildet dieser Handschriftentypus die Vorstufe zum eigentlichen Stundenbuch. Faksimile + Kommentar. Leder mit Blindprägung. Limitierte Auflage: 500 Exemplare, davon 120 Exemplare für Spanien. Exemplar mit minimalen Gebrauchsspuren am Einband. Rücken geringfügig gebleicht. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0. Seller Inventory # 10882

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LEABHAR NA H'URNUIGH CHOITCHIONN - THE BOOK

About this Item: John Moir, EDINBURGH, 1794. PRIZEWINNING BINDING: FULL RED. Condition: Fine. 8vo in half-sheet (20.5 cm),(28), 470pp, (1) blank, 14pp. Full hand-dyed dark red morocco, elaborately gold-tooled to a traditional eighteenth century Scottish Wheel design. All gilt work to spine and boards in 23.5 carat English gold leaf. Inner dentelles, board edges and headcaps also gilt. All edges gilt. New comb-marbled endpapers, toned. Hand-sewn silk endbands. Housed in a quarter period calf clamshell box, ¿antiqued¿ by binder. This very binding is featured on the front cover of The Journal of the Society of Bookbinders' review of their International Bookbinding Competition, having won their international "Fine Cut" award for gold finishing. The binding also won the ABA Educational Trust's prize (1st) in the "Historic Binding" category. CONDITION: FINE/FINE. This 1st edition of the Scottish Gaelic Prayer Book has been superbly rebound in the style of an 18th Century Scottish "wheel binding" by Andrew Sims and is in fine condition. The 18th Century text is superb with some minor browning only to first and last few leaves. An exceptional modern-day homage to Scottish binding when at its height in terms of design and finishing, which elevates this copy of an 18th Century prayer book into a work of art. The considerable labour involved in producing such bindings has changed little in three centuries, this particular example requiring in excess of 800 individual impressions created by 45 different finishing tools. The Journal of the Society of Bookbinders' competition catalogue detailing all the winners of their latest competition) will be included with this book, along with the ABA's newsletter containing a more in-depth account of the binding's production. Please email for any additional information or images. *********************** Episcopal Scottish Gaelic Prayer Book. The (1662) Book of Common Prayer was first published in Scots Gaelic in 1794. A translation was not made until this late date partly to avoid controversy with the (Presbyterian) Church of Scotland, and partly because it was wrongly believed that the already-existing Irish Gaelic BCP would be acceptable. Seller Inventory # 000110

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The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration: CHURCH OF ENGLAND

About this Item: London, Printed by John Baskett, , And by the Assigns of Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Mills, , 1715. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 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, And the Form & Manner of Making, Ordaining, & Consecrating of Bishops, Priests and Deacons [with] The Whole Book of the Psalms London, Printed by John Baskett, , And by the Assigns of Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Mills, , 1715; London, Printed by John March, ,1729. £3500 Folio. No pagination and foliation; ff. ii, a-c 4 A-Z4 Aa-Zz4 Aaa4 A-O2 . Pages ruled in red throughout, double-column text. Roman and Italic letter, sporadic black letter. Title in red and black, beautiful floriated and historiated woodcut initials from various sets and of different sizes, and capital spaces with guide-letters; large head- and tail-pieces, signed engraved frontispiece of a church rotunda with inscription “Domus Orationis” and several figures (originally designed by John Baptist Caespers and realised by David Loggan). Tables containing the calendar of movable and immovable feasts, in red and black ink, and prayer times. Extensive paper repair to C2 not affecting the text and to lower blank margin of C3 and 4 (The Litany). Bound in late C19th brown morocco with double fillet gilt along cover edges and to turn-ins. Giltruled spine in six compartments with raised bands and gilt-stamped title. Large gilt leather cuttings, probably from the original calf binding, attached to the marble pastedowns, showing ownership of the barrister and treasurer Sir George Cooke (1676-1741): “GEORGIUS COOKE MILES THESAURARIUS MDCCXXIX” with the emblem of the Inner Temple (Pegasus on an armorial shield) underneath. An attractive and outstanding copy. Born of Thomas Cranmer’s desire for liturgical texts upon which all of Europe’s Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree, the beautiful and dignified language of the Book of Common Prayer, first issued in 1549, has considerably influenced not only ecclesiastical practice, but has served “as a source of spiritual inspiration for most Englishmen second only to the Bible” (PMM 75). Seller Inventory # ABE-1528126250567

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About this Item: Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1910. Two volumes. 356;357-587,[3]pp. Large, thick octavo. 260 x 195 mm. Publisher's half pigskin, raised bands, and wooden boards, t.e.g, others untrimmed. Private bookplate on each pastedown. 1959 presentation t.l.s. affixed to first free endsheet, joints rubbed, with some narrow cracks (but quite sound), textblock quite fine. A deluxe issue of the Book of Common Prayer marking the accession of King George V, printed on real vellum. The colophon on the verso of the title denotes this as copy #5 of six copies thus. However, Griffiths reports that there were two issues of six copies each, and notes the title-page is printed in red & black -- it is here printed in black only. Whether actually one of six, or one of a total of twelve copies on vellum, a very scarce format for this edition. GRIFFITHS 1910.1. Seller Inventory # WRCLIT65767

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The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration: CHURCH OF ENGLAND

About this Item: London, Printed by John Baskett and Robert Baskett, , 1742. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 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, And the Form & Manner of Making, Ordaining, & Consecrating of Bishops, Priests and Deacons. London, Printed by John Baskett and Robert Baskett, , 1742; Printed by James Roberts, , 1739. Folio. No pagination and foliation; ff. ii, [a]4 b-c 4 A-Z4 Aa-Zz4 Aaa1 A-O2 . Double-column text. Roman and Italic letter, sporadic black letter. Title in red and black, attractive floriated and historiated woodcut initials from various sets and of different sizes, and capital spaces with guideletters; large head- and tail-pieces, signed engraved frontispiece of Saint Paul’s Cathedral (by artist James Mynde). Tables containing the calendar of movable and immovable feasts and prayer times. Prayers referring to the royals were cut out from a late C19th edition of the BCP and glued on the matching passages – A4v and B1r (Morning Prayer), B3v B4r (Evening Prayer) and C2r (The Litany) – as a sort of update for the Victorian subject and faithful. B3 and C2 with small tears to lower margin, Hh1 with large clean tear from lower margin towards centre; large ink stain to margin of D2. Sumptuous contemporary full panelled green morocco gilt, elaborately gilt decorated spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers with bookplate of “Margaret Trotter”, a.e.g. Bound with a 1739 edition of Sternhold and Hopkins’ metrical psalter. Occasional soiling and thumb marks, especially to lower corners. Lightly rubbed on covers, minor chips to hinges and edges. A very impressive volume. Griffiths 1742:1. Seller Inventory # ABE-1528125503213

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DAS GANZE NEUE TESTAMENT. DER PSALTER DAVIDS.: BINDING - PEASANT-STYLE).

BINDING - PEASANT-STYLE). BIBLE IN GERMAN

Published by David Gessner, Zurich (1768)

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About this Item: David Gessner, Zurich, 1768. 169 x 94 mm. (6 1/2 x 3 3/4"). 272, 64, 214 (of 215) pp. CONTEMPORARY PAINTED AND BLIND-TOOLED VELLUM, DECORATED IN AN ELABORATE AND QUAINT STYLE, covers with black and red starburst at center in a lobed red and green frame stamped with stars and tulips, yellow cornerpieces stamped with a floral design, smooth spine painted red and tooled in blind with flowers, Dutch gilded endpapers, all edges gilt. Covers faintly soiled, extremities lightly rubbed, one leaf with two-inch portion torn away at fore margin (costing small parts of five closely spaced staves of music) occasional foxing of no great consequence; with some serious condition issues internally, but an extremely pleasing example of a binding representing German folk art of the period. Although lacking the final leaf of text, this volume is of considerable interest as an expertly made and decorated so-called "Peasant Binding," a colorful binding style that began in Hungary and spread through Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia in the 18th century. The use of the word "peasant" in this context is a reference to the obvious influence of folk art on this decoration, rather than to the clientele for which it was intended. Bibles, prayer books, and hymnals in the brightly painted and exuberantly decorated vellum bindings were popular wedding gifts among the bourgeoisie, who were both literate and sufficiently affluent to afford such luxuries. Although lacking the final leaf of text, this volume is of considerable interest as an expertly made and decorated so-called "Peasant Binding," a colorful binding style that began in Hungary and spread through Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia in the 18th century. The use of the word "peasant" in this context is a reference to the obvious influence of folk art on this decoration, rather than to the clientele for which it was intended. Bibles, prayer books, and hymnals in the brightly painted and exuberantly decorated vellum bindings were popular wedding gifts among the bourgeoisie, who were both literate and sufficiently affluent to afford such luxuries. Seller Inventory # ST12938

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An Extract of Several Letters Relating to: Salomon, Negri. 1665-1727.
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About this Item: J. Downing, London, 1725. Contemporary Half-Calf. Condition: Very Good. 31 pp. old half-calf, slightly rubbed round edges and hinges weak at ends, otherwise copy in very good condition. This rare early work comprises extracts of letters by: Mr. Salmon Negri, native of Damascus and editor of the Psalter published in 1725 and the New Testament in 1727; Reverend Mr. William Ayerst, Chaplain to his Excellency Sir Robert Surron, late Ambassador to the Ottoman Sublime Porte dated 1720; Reverend Dr. Samuel Lisle, Fellow of Wadham College in Oxford and sometime Chaplain to the Honorable Turkey Company at Aleppo; Reverend Mr. Gennadius, Abbot and Superior of the Convent of Greeks at Alexandria in Egypt, etc. It follows by a proposal for printing the New Testament and Psalter in Arabick [Arabic] and a "Postscript stating that the Society for Promoting Christianity Knowledge pursuance of the foregoing proposal, printed 1721, have collected about a thousand pound; by which means, they have been enabled to procure 2 New Fonts of Arabick Types, . and 6250 Psalters printed from a copy, sent from Aleppo, as approved by the Patriarch of Antioch, of which 2025 were bound, and sent by the last Turkey Fleet to Scanderoon". Size: 12mo. Seller Inventory # 012241

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THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION: Updike, D.B.]

About this Item: The Merrymount Press, Boston, 1930. Condition: Fine. Limited to 500 copies printed for the Joint Commission on the Revision and Enrichment of the Book of Common Prayer. Folio. xlii, 611p, colophon. Janson type printed in black and red throughout. Rebound in full maroon morocco (replacing and in imitation of the inferior pigskin) with five bands and title in blind on spine and upper cover, deckle edges, t.e.g. Ephemera laid in. Bookplate of Brian Douglas Stilwell.The magnum opus of the Merrymount Press.Smith, Bianchi 713: Griffiths 1930.3. Limited to 500 copies printed for the Joint Commission on the Revision and Enrichment of the Book of Common Prayer. Seller Inventory # 19867

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THE HOLY BIBLE. Containing the Old and: FINE HAYDAY BINDING.

About this Item: Oxford. Printed at the University Press, by Samuel Collingwood and Co. 1839 - 1843, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Four volumes in one, each with separate title page -- Common Prayer dated 1839, Old Testament dated 1843, New testament and Psalter undated. 8vo. (7.2 x 4.5 inches). Fine nineteenth century binding by Hayday. Fully decorated with several coloured leather onlays and elaborate gilt tooling to spine and both boards. Gauffered gilt edges. Silver plated corner pieces and clasp. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner bookplate and inscription, on front paste down and blank free endpapers, of William Sloane Evans (later the author of books on Heraldry) while at Trinity College, Cambridge and with his note gifting the book to his God daughter in 1845. A truly stunning example of the master bookbinder's skill. Seller Inventory # 9896

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The Booke of Common Prayer and Administration: Book of Common

About this Item: Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Young, 1637. 2 parts in 1 vol., , first title printed in red and black within border of printed ornaments, Calendar and other preliminary matter printed in red and black, sectional title to the Psalter in black only within the same border further extended with different ornaments, numerous and various woodcut initials, black letter (for the most part), with out the 'Certaine godly prayers' at the end (as usual), Hh3 not cancelled, catchword reading 'yea' (a variant not recorded in ESTC), some damp-staining and browning (the two merging) and a few spots, but not severe, pp. [456], folio, sprinkled calf of c. 1800, edges of boards darkened, rebacked, ticket of Ogles, Duncan & Cochran, 295 Holborn, on fly-leaf (for whom the binding was probably executed), early MS table at end showing the divisions of Times Naturall, Civil, &c, &c, good. Considered as a piece of excellent printing, this book is admirable: considered as a piece of history it is compelling. Charles I intemperately imposed the Prayer Book upon Scotland, which did not want it (on the whole), and the stool throwing episode is one of the most celebrated in the national myth of Scotland. 'Geddes, Jenny (fl. 1637), supposed religious activist, is traditionally credited with having begun the demonstrations against Charles I's new Scottish prayer book when it was used for the first time in St Giles's, Edinburgh, on 23 July 1637. Her parentage is unknown, and indeed it is not entirely certain that she existed at all. There is no doubt that the riot in St Giles's was started by women, and a near-contemporary anonymous satire mentions a woman who 'did cast a stoole' at the dean of St Giles's, James Hannay, as he read from the new book. The caster of the stool is not identified until 1670, when she is referred to as 'Jane (or Janot) Gaddis (yet living at the time of this relation)'. In the light of this reference, sense can be made of an allusion in a 1661 pamphlet Edinburgh's Joy for his Majestie's Coronation in England. It satirically describes celebrations in Scotland of Charles II's Restoration, including the deeds of 'the immortal Jenet Geddis, Princess of the Tron Adventurers', a seller of vegetables who dominated women of a similar status. Geddes's 'immortality' evidently lay in her being alleged to have been the first to resort to violence in the events that led to Britain's civil wars' (ODNB). Ogle, or Ogles, and Co. were theological booksellers in London, and, obviously, Scots. (STC (2nd ed.) 16606; ESTC S113851, S122902; Aldiss 882). Seller Inventory # 53512

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The Book of Common Prayer and Administration: The 1892 General

The 1892 General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church In the United States

Published by Printed for the Convention by the De Vinne Press, New York (1893)

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About this Item: Printed for the Convention by the De Vinne Press, New York, 1893. Hardcover. Condition: g to vg. Limited "canonical edition". 1/75. Folio. [28], 566, [2]pp. Uncut. Original heavily gilt decorated vellum, with brass clasps. Decorative endpapers. Ribbon marker. Laid into this copy is the publisher's original 4pp. leaflet, "On the Decorations of the Limited Edition of the Standard Prayer Book of MDCCCXCII." Title page in red and black lettering, handsigned in ink on the verso by thirteen of the principals associated with the revision approved at the 1892 General Convention. Pages in red and black lettering with decorative floral, art nouveau style borders by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. Limited large-paper canonical edition, one of 75 copies (one for each judicatory of the Protestant Episcopal Church) of the 1892 American "Book of Common Prayer," signed by all members of the prayer book revision committee, including important financier J.P. Morgan. This copy is No. 18 (numbered in pencil on colophon page). Source of the Anglican Church's shared liturgical life since 1549, the "Book of Common Prayer" was first adapted for use in America in 1789, and underwent its second American revision in 1892. The new Standard, as it was called, was issued in three formats: a simple copy for attendees of the 1892 General Convention (Griffiths 1892:5); a decorative edition of 500 numbered copies (Griffiths: Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer, 1893:7); and this limited "canonical edition," numbering 75 copies, distributed to all Episcopalian judicatories (Griffiths: Idem, 1893:6). "Throughout his life, [financier J.P.] Morgan was a strong supporter of the Protestant Episcopal church" (ANB), support that included his service on the revision committee that produced the 1892 revision. In a contemporary review, "The Independent," an Episcopal church newspaper, declared: "That the completed and perfected Standard, just issued from the De Vinne press, appears in the sumptuous form which makes it confessedly the finest production of the American printer's art is due to Mr. J. Pierpoint Morgan, who from the moment of his appointment as a member of the committee has never ceased devising liberal things for the furtherance of the work." Some foxing and soiling along edges of binding. Offsetting on front cover of the publisher's booklet. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition. Seller Inventory # 39170

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THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION: Church of England]

Church of England]

Published by Printed by P. Didot, Sen. and sold by W. Edwards and Sons, Halifax, Paris (1791)

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About this Item: Printed by P. Didot, Sen. and sold by W. Edwards and Sons, Halifax, Paris, 1791. 12mo. Unpaged. In an Etruscan binding of full black straight-grained morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the flat spine divided into blind stamped panels separated by double decorative rules in gilt, the covers with decorative borders and cornerpieces in blind with a large central diamond pattern, double gilt fillet ruled borders, rolled gilt dentelles. This with a finely executed fore-edge painting of Spokeland, Lancaster County labeled on the flyleaf in ink "Spokeland" Jeff Weber in his "Annotated Dictionary of Fore-Edge Painting Artists & Binders", cites similar copies of this exact edition listed in in an Edward's catalogue of 1815, item 4262, also items 1379 and 1380 in another Edwards catalogue of 1820/21. "Every one of the fore-edge paintings mentioned in this catalogue is found on Etruscan calf bindings and none of the paintings are named or described." (Weber, p. 128).With the bookplate of Robert Mackenzie Beverley (1798-1868), author and magistrate. Some wear to spine with minimal crack to foot, else a sound and presentable copy. Seller Inventory # 20161

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FLEMISH PSALTER

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About this Item: 1270. Large historiated initial of a saint holding a book, on a burnished gold ground; painted in a square frame with full length wavy marginal extension of pink and orange on burnished gold.Size of leaf: 115 x 90mm. 19 lines of gothic text. Text: End of psalm 51 and beginning of psalm 52 which begins: ?The fool hath said in his heart there is no God?This leaf comes from a manuscript of an almost miniature Psalter for the use of lay people, some time earlier than the first Books of Hours. The style of the figure with the flowing draperies and exaggeratedly long fingers bears comparison with similar psalters produced in the last quarter of the 13th century. The manuscript from which our leaf comes was dispersed soon after the sale of the manuscript in 1977, and there aree clear indications that the manuscript was not produced in a single scriptorium, but was the product of a co-operative of vellum producers, copyists illuminators, correctors and bookbinders. Brugge has been suggested as the most likely place of production, maybe close to Sint-Donaas; perhaps 500-2000 psalters may have been produced in Brugge in the 3rd quarter of the 13th century, probably more than the local demand; this suggests that many were aimed at the export market. The manuscript from which our leaf comes may have been for the English market since there was an early English signature on one of the leaves. Lower portion of initial worn, colours lightly faded. T. M. Buijtendorp will publish an article concerning this psalter in a Flemish historical magazine Handelingen van het genootschap voor geschiednis (article with Dutch summary), to be published in Spring 2008. Seller Inventory # 44327

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About this Item: John Baskett, 1735. Engraved frontispiece of St. Paul’s Cathedral Folio Extremities rubbed and a little worn, spine lightly sunned, still a superb copy; armorial bookplate of Sir Henry Streatfeild of Chiddingstone, later bookplate of Rupert Gunnis; typed note loosely inserted See Griffiths, The Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer, p.157 Contemporary deep green goatskin, covers elaborately tooled in gilt with a wide border composed of a floral roll between a pair of fillets, raised bands; with the royal monogram of King George II tooled gilt in compartments, comprising of initials interwoven and surmounted by a crown, all edges gilt, outer edge of covers tooled gilt, marbled endpapers; title-page printed in red and black, printed in double-columns ruled red. Seller Inventory # 17026

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