The Book of Common Prayer. binder EDWARDS OF HALIFAX.
The Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer

Paris: Printed by P. Didot, Sen and sold by E. Edwards and Sons, Halifax, 1791. 12mo (147 x 87 mm). Contemporary Etruscan style calf binding by Edwards of Halifax, outer Greek-key roll enclosing palmette border, gilt roll and central panel with an urn on both sides, spine in 6 compartments with five short raised bands, one with black morocco lettering-piece, the remainder tooled in gilt, green silk page marker, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt, with a CONTEMPORARY FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF ETON COLLEGE; gilt green goatskin slipcase; modern black cloth folding case. Provenance: Anne Bowles (gift inscription on front flyleaf: "Anne Bowles / The gift of her dear sister Lady Armytage 1794." Skillful repair to front joint, light wear at corners. Item #408486

Several examples of this book with this fore-edge painting of Eton (one from the Hely-Hutchinson collection), showing the chapel, the brewhouse etc., and taken from a contemporary watercolor, are at Eton, some in green goatskin cases as here.

Price: $12,000.00

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