1764 · Londres [but possibly Amsterdam]
by [ Book of Common Prayer - French - Extra- illustrated]
Londres [but possibly Amsterdam]: Chez P. Vaillant & J. Nourse dans le Strand, 1764. xlix,,438pp. plus frontis and fifty-one inserted engraved plates. 12mo. Full contemporary olive green morocco, raised bands, compartments gilt with cross- hatching, covers with rolled leaf and flower borders, surrounding a central compass-like device of leaves, stems and buds, a.e.g., marbled endsheets. Text leaves adjacent to inserted plates somewhat foxed, foretips bumped, otherwise a very good copy. One of two impressions of 1764 under Vaillant's imprint that ESTC suggests might have been printed in Amsterdam, the other without Nourse's co-imprint. The first Vaillant edition cited by Griffiths is dated 1748, with editions dated 1776, 1778, 1780, and 1788 following. This copy has been extra- illustrated with the suite of appropriate engravings by G.L. Smith, published in London in 1773 by William Dawson, Pater-noster Row, evidently just for this purpose (the plate utilized here for the frontis bears a caption and Dawson's dated imprint). ESTC locates only four copies with this dual imprint, and ten with Vaillant's name alone. GRIFFITHS 36:25. ESTC 142212.
(Inventory #: WRCLIT65827)