Title: New Testament + Common Prayer ...
Publisher: London. George Eyre& Andrew Strahan
Publication Date: 1818
Book Condition: Very Good
Two volume set in original case. At foot of last page of New Testament: 'Corrall, Printer, Charing Cross' (both volumes were typeset with Corrall's tiny but very legible type, which later became famous through early Pickering's Diamond miniature editions). Unpaginated. All edges gilt. 5.5 x 9 cm. Contemporary cerise silk bindings. Boards with scrolling gilt decoration of alternating palmette and honeysuckle motifs with gilt tulip (two leaves and stamen) motif corner pieces (some very marginal wear and slight soiling). Spines with single, double and pointille fillets, gilt lettering and gilt bordered quatrefoil designs (some very marginal wear and slight soiling). Both volumes in their original royal blue paper lined, dark blue straight grained morocco slipcase, that is shaped like a book- with blind hand-tooled borders andgilt lettered spine (slightly rubbed). Original binder's ticket inside upper half of slipcase: "W.Houghton, Twelve Years with & successor to Mr. Wrangham, stationer &c. 161 New Bond Street". Anthony Wrangham and his relatives operated at a few different addresses in and around New Bond Street from the mid late 1700's. Preliminary investigation indicates that he operated from No. 161 from 1809 to 1814. W.Houghton was still at 161 New Bond Street in 1833 but examples of his ticket are uncommon. Silk bookbindings from the Georgian period are uncommon in good condition. Seller Inventory # 5105
Title: The New testament of Our Lord and Saviour ...