[FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. [CHURCH OF ENGLAND]. The Book of Common Prayer And Administration of the Sacraments. And Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland; Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as They are to be Sung or Said in Churches; and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press by J. Cooke and S. Collingwood, 1820.
BRADY, Nicholas and Nahum Tate. A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to Tunes Used in Churches. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press by Samuel Collinwood, 1822.
Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in; 210 x 130 mm). Unpaginated (A-Rr8, Ss4; A-F8). Calendar and tables.
Contemporary full crimson straight-grain morocco with triple fillet border in blind and panel with large gilt corner-pieces of volutes, curls and roundels enclosing a central masonic sunburst emblem in gilt with dove and Tetragrammaton to both covers. Heavily gilt tooled compartments and spine head and tail. Gilt rolls to edge corners. Gilt fillets to turn-ins. All edges gilt. With the crimson morocco bookplate of Christ's Church - Middlesex dated 1825. Housed in an early twentieth century red cloth slipcase.
With a splendid early twentieth century fore-edge painting by an unknown hand depicting Folly Bridge and Bacon's Tower at Oxford.
Folly Bridge is a stone bridge over the River Thames carrying the Abingdon Road, south from the center of Oxford, England. It was erected 1825-27, to designs of a little-known architect, Ebenezer Perry (died 1850), who practiced in London. The bridge is in two parts separated by an island. The origin of the name is uncertain, although it has been suggested that it originated about 1650 after a tenant of Bacon's study. (Inventory #: 02226)