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    1716 Gorgeous Illustrated Antique Complete Book of Common Prayer and Psalter- fine binding and clasps
Size: 7.75" x 5" x 1.5"  thick    
Publisher: John Baskett, London
EXCELLENT condition
Bible is SOLD
The Liturgy of the Church of England : Adorned with Sculptures.
 (with) 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. University of Oxford: Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty, 1716.
 (with) The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre [Sternhold & Hopkins, 1717].
 
 Rare and uniquely bound specimen of the Book of Common Prayer and a Whole Book of Psalms, finely presented in full black shagreen (sharkskin) binding, the spine with raised bands, complete with two silver working swing clasps, as shown. A fine early edition printed by the John Baskett, intertwined with dozens of full page engraved plates, and fully red lined throughout. Tome minimally worn with the binding very lightly rubbed, with one of the bases of the clasps missing two of the three mounting nails, allowing for it to slightly shift when not deployed with the clasp. Joints and hinges entirely intact and bound firm. Interior also in great shape with marbled EPs, the main text bright and clean with only a few small wear points, again with each leaf beautifully red rubricated. Interleaved throughout the Prayer Book are nearly 50 full page engraved plates, some two or three in a row, including an engraved title for the Liturgy and a frontis of George I; quite attractive and rarely seen with such exquisite detail. All books complete. Gilt page edges slightly faded. Engraved bookplate in front. A fine example of Baskett's BCP and a Whole Book of Psalms with fantastic illustrations in a unique binding. 
 
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