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3117B Boston
July 20, 2018 12:00 PMCalender

Day, Richard (b. 1552) A Booke of Christian Prayers.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3117B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 20, 2018 12:00PM


Day, Richard (b. 1552) A Booke of Christian Prayers. London: Printed by John Daye, dwellyng over Aldersgate, 1578. Quarto, illustrated with woodcut borders on title page and text leaves throughout, with a full-page woodcut of Queen Elizabeth at prayer in her chapel, this work is also known as Queen Elizabeth's Prayerbook; this copy bound in contemporary calf boards, tooled in gilt with central lozenge, rebacked, leather from boards relaid over new boards, signature A misbound after signature B, table at end (Oo3 and Oo4) supplied from a copy of the 1608 edition and re-margined, slight rubbing to spine and board corners, boards slightly reflexed, 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.

[manicule]4, B4, A2, C-Y4, Aa-Oo4 (Sig. A misbound after sig. B; Oo3 & Oo4 supplied from 1608 edition).
Estimate $8,000-12,000

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Elizabeth, John Daye, Christian Prayers, London