[Binding, Fine] Guild of Women Binders: The Book of Common Prayer
Merbecke, JohnLondon: William Pickering, 1844.
First edition thus. Small quarto. Superb turn of the century full morocco binding by the Guild of Women Binders, medium brown crushed morocco with interlocking frames stamped in intricate geometric fashion both covers, spine with different linear-ruled motif, with gilt title and date at bottom. Signed by Guild on inner front dentelle. All edges attractively gauffered with oval motif and flower design. This is one of the several important editions of the Book of Common Prayer published by Pickering of the Grafton 1550 edition. Woodcut illustrated title, calligraphic initials throughout, all printed in black and red. Printed on unsized Pouncy's handmade paper by D. Whittingham. Light foxing at end, corners bumped, some natural darkening to spine. Bookplate of Adam Reivers Steel and later small book label of Herbert Boyce Satcher. A very pleasing and attractive marriage of content and ascetic binding typical of the Guild.
Price: $1,200.00 Item #575
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