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June 1, 2013 11:00 AMCalender

The Whole Booke of Psalmes: Collected into English Meeter, by Thomas Sternhold, Iohn Hopkins and others

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2658BLocation: BostonDate / Time: June 01, 2013 11:00AM


The Whole Booke of Psalmes: Collected into English Meeter,by Thomas Sternhold, Iohn Hopkins and others. London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1625.
32mo, woodcut device on title page, bound in a contemporary silk embroidered binding, with the death's head on front and back covers, small sequins, metallic thread, etc., decorated spine and board edges, page edges gilt and gauffered; some loss of thread to front cover, pink silk ties missing, thread along the board edges becoming detached; this edition not in ESTC, other editions in the 32mo format, printed by the Stationer's Company, with the same collation and page count found printed in other years, and other editions of the psalms printed by the Stationer's Company in 1625 do exist in ESTC, but the editions printed in the same year have a different title, page count, and collation, 3 1/16 x 2 in.
This extraordinary embroidered binding on an unrecorded edition of the English psalms seems never to have been read; many pages are still tacked lightly together from the time when the edges were gilt and gauffered.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

A-Z8, Aa8. 171 [18] leaves.

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Thomas Sternhold, London, woodcut device, head