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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

Liturgia.

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Liturgia, Seu Liber Precum Communium, Et Administrationis Sacramentorum, Aliorumque Rituum atque Ceremoniarum Ecclesiæ Juxta Usum Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ: Una Cum Psalterio Seu Psalmis Davidis, Ea Punctatione distinctis, qua Cantari aut Recitari debent in Ecclesiis. Itemque Forma & Modus Faciendi, Ordinandi & Consecrandi Episcopos, Presbyteros, Diacones.

Engraved frontispiece and 51 additional engraved plates.

8vo. [168 x 95 x 32 mm]. [25], [164] ff. Contemporary "sombre" binding of black goatskin, the covers tooled all-over in blind, with repeated draw-handles, a stylised and a naturalistic flower, buds, palmette and roundels. The spine divided into five panels, tooled in blind with repeated draw-handles, a wedge-shaped floral tool and roundels, the edges of the boards tooled with a blind roll, plain endleaves, darkened edges. (Spine slightly faded and rubbed, corners a little bumped).
Londini: excudebat E. Jones, impensis A. Swall & T. Childe, 1696.

Wing B.3694A, with reference to an engraved frontispiece but no mention of the other plates (and while the frontispiece is lettered in Latin, the additional plates are captioned in English, implying that they were intended for another work). This version of the Liturgy was largely translated into Latin by John Durel.

There is some browning throughout, and the upper corner of D11 and D12 are torn (though they are separated by a plate that has not been torn). The binding is a little out of square, as a result of use. It is nevertheless in good condition, and is a handsome example of a "sombre" binding, with a profusion of small tools. Such bindings were produced for use at times of mourning, or for Lenten observance.

Stock no. ebc2950

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Price: £900

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