Oxford: Printed at the University Press, 1853. Item #04190
A Very Fine Mid-Nineteenth Century Book of Common Prayer
In a Superb Contemporary Gauffered Edge Binding
Complete With It's Original Morocco Slipcase
[GAUFFERED BINDING]. [BIBLE IN ENGLISH]. The Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the Sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of The United Church of England and Ireland: together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches; and the form and manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Oxford: Printed at the University Press; Sold by E. Gardner and Son, at the Oxford Bible Warehouse, Paternoster Row, London ; And J. and C. Mozley, Derby. 1853.  pp.
Proper Lessons to be read at Morning and Evening Prayer on the Sundays and other Holy-Days throughout the year. Oxford : Printed at the University Press, 1852. Pp. [xii], 240, , [1, blank] pp.
The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated out of The Original Greek: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised… Oxford: [n.d. but ca. 1853.  pp.
A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the tunes used in Churches. by N. Brady and N. Tate. Oxford : Printed at the University Press, 1853.  pp.
Four works bound in one volume. Sixteenmo. (5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches; 140 x 82 mm.). Preliminary leaf with neat previous owners inscription dated 1886, and circular embossed stamp of Swinnerton and Brown, Booksellers and Stationers. Macclesfield.
Handsomely bound in contemporary full brown morocco, covers triple bordered in gilt enclosing a central panel decorated with fleur-de-lys in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt "Church Services'. Spine with five raised bands decoratively bordered, tooled and lettered in gilt and blind in compartments. Decorative gilt board-edges and turn-ins, marbled end-papers. All edges gilt and elaborately gauffered with a fleur-de-lys, floral, diamond and circular design. An exceptionally fine example housed in it's original full black morocco slipcase complete with original fold-over lid.
This is a really fine example of a provincial English binding, certainly bound for, or possibly by Swinnerton and Brown of Macclesfield.
Griffiths 1853 /15.