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Cambridge, John Baskerville, London, Edward Ryland 1762, 1755, 1762
Purchased NY book fair 2020
Cambridge, John Baskerville, London, Edward Ryland 1762, 1755, 1762

The Book of Common Prayer with 59 hand-coloured engravings. N.N. The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Printed as they are to be sung or said in Churches. WITH: The Liturgy of the Church of England. Illustrated with Fifty Nine Historical and Explanatory Sculptures, Engraved by Mess. Ravenett, Grignion, Scotin, Cannot, Walker and W. Ryland. Published according to Act of Parliament. WITH: The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others. 3 works in 1 binding, (frontispiece) without pagination, Contemporary gold-stamped Leather with 5 raised bands and gilt-edged text block, 8° (The spine-ends are partially restored, some staining in the margins. The book was displayed open for some time, therefore there is a crack in the spine and the two pages in the middle are browned. With marbled endpapers and the ex-libris of A.C. Warren Linton, South Gippsland.) A beautiful copy of the Book of Common Prayer illustrated with 59 contemporary hand-coloured engravings. Although The Book of Common Prayer and the Psalms are printed by the famous John Baskerville, the highlight of this work is without doubt the Liturgy which contains an engraved frontispiece, an engraved titlepage with a large coat of arms and 57 engravings by Simon Fran ois Ravenet, Charles Grignion, Gerard Jean Baptiste Scotin, Peter Charles Canot, William Wynne Ryland. The engravings are interleaved in the Book of Common Prayer and all contemporary hand-coloured in a very attractive way. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. 2. Title page. 3. Father, I have sinned against Heaven and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy Son. 4. And the multitudes that went before & that followed, cried, saying Hosanna to the Son of David &. 5. And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 6. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. 7. In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. 8. Behold the Angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph thou Son of David &c. 9. Then Herod when he saw that he was mocked of the Wise-men, was exceeding wroth, & sent forth, & slew all the Children that were in Bethlehem &c. 10. When he arose, he took the young Child & his Mother by night, and departed into Egypt. 11. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the Child, his Name was called Jesus. 12. And lo, the Angel of the Lord came upon them, & the Glory of the Lord shone round about them. 13. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold there came Wise men from the east to Jerusalem. 14. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the Temple, sitting in the midst of the Doctors, &c. 15. Jesus saith unto them, fill the Water-pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 16. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum there came unto him a Centurion beseeching him and saying Lord &c. 17. A S over went out to sow his Seed; and as he sowed, some fell by the way side and it was trodden down &c. 18. And when the Tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God command that these Stones be made Bread. 19. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O Women, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. 20. And there appeared an Angel unto him from heaven strengthening him. 21. But Jesus said unto him, Judas betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss. 22. Then Pilate entered into the Judgment-hall again, & called Jesus, & said unto him, art thou the King of the Jews? 23. Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. 24. And it was the third hour, & they crucified him, And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 25. Then took they the Body of Jesus & wound it in linden Cloaths with the spices &c. 26. The Son of man must de delivered into the hands of sinful men & be crucified, & the third day rise again. 27. And it came to pass, that while they communed together, & reasoned, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 28. And when he has spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. 29. And there appeared unto them cloven Tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon them each of them. 30. The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a Teacher come from God. 31. But a certain Samaritan - went to him, & bound up his wounds, pouring oil & wine, & set him on his own beast &c. 32. And he came and touched the bier (and they that bare him stood still) and he said, Young man I say unto thee arise. 33. One of the two which heard John speak & followed him, was Andrew Simon Peter's brother. 34. but Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 35. And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, "Saul, Saul", why persecute thou me? 36. And they gave forth their lots: and the Lot fell upon Matthias, & he was numbered with the eleven Apostles. 37. And the Angel came in unto her, and said, Hail thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee behold &c. 38. And Marcus sister's son to Barnabas touching whom ye received Commandments: if he come unto you receive him. 39. James a servant of God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes, which are scattered abroad, greeting. 40. The day following, Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. 41. And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, & was baptised of John in Jordan. 42. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art CHRIST the Son of the living God. 43. And he smote Peter on the side, & raised him saying, arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. 44. He saw other two brethren, James the Son of Zebedee, and John his brother in a Ship &c, and he called him. 45. Philip and Bartholomew &c. These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not &c. 46. He saw a Man named Matthew, sitting at the Receipt of Custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. 47. Luke the beloved Physician, and Demas greet you. 48. Jude the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James to them that are sanctified by God the Father &c. 49. This is my Body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. 50. And as they did eat, Jesus took Bread & blessed, and brake it, and gave it to them &c. 51. But Jesus said, Suffer little Children and forbid them not to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of Heaven. 52. And, said, For this cause shall a man leave Father and Mother, and shall cleave to his Wife: and they twain shall be one flesh. 53. For whom the Lord liveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 54. Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth: Yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours. 55. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet Praise him with the Psaltery and Harp. 56. They that go down to the Sea in Ships - These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. 57. The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. 58. O my Soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man. 59. So that they sent this word unto the King, Return thou and all thy Servants.