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    Sale 2379 | Lot 21
    Price Realized: $531With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2379 Lot 21

      (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.) The Booke of Common Prayer . . . And other parts of the divine Service for the use of the Church of Scotland [with The Psalter, or Psalmes of David]. General and Psalter titles within type-ornament borders; woodcut historiated and decorated initials throughout. [150]; [78] leaves. Mostly printed in black letter. 2 parts in one volume. Folio, 275x178 mm, late 19th-century pigskin over wooden boards, joints rubbed, minor discoloration on covers; preliminaries trimmed and inlaid to size, outer margin of most of the remaining leaves reinforced without text loss. Edinburgh: Robert Young, 1637(-36)

      Estimate $400 - 600

      first edition of the prayer book of the Episcopal Church of Scotland, edited by Archbishop William Laud; second issue of the Psalter, with last gathering in 6 leaves. 'Although this prayer book was unacceptable at the time of its introduction . . . it influenced some details of the English revision of 1661-2 . . . It also provided a model for the American BCP of 1789 and its successors'--Griffiths 1637/9. STC 16606.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $531