Exquisite 'the Book of Common
Prayer and Adminiftration of the Sacraments and other Rites and
Ceremonies of the Church ... Together with the Psalter ...
Cambridge, Printed by Hohn Baskerville ... M.DCCLXI '. On the edge of the
book is a one of a kind fore edge painting of British harbor with
The prayer book itself is very
extensive (and was indented to be also used as a church book) with
tables, overviews and the various church liturgies for all kind of
occasions. It also includes the complete metric Psalter - Psalms of
A fore-edge painting is
decoration painted on the edges of a book’s pages by artist. The
fore-edge of a book is like the 'fourth edge' - not the spine, the
top, or the bottom edge, but the outside edge that a reader would
use to thumb through the pages. Originally, this edge was only used
for identification, to more easily spot a book when the edges faced
outward. As these paintings were done by hand, usually on request of
a more wealthy buyer, it makes this Bible absolutely unique, there
is no copy of this Bible with this painting available anywhere else!
The fore-edge painting is amazing, but very hard to photograph, we did our best, but
so much nicer when you hold the book.
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition. Antiquarian
quality rebacked. Gold stamps covers and spine, gold gilt pages. Some
light occasional foxing spots. AMAZINGLY detailed fore edge painting!.