1795 · New-London [Conn.]
Early American psalter edited by Samuel Seabury (1729–96), the First Bishop of the American Episcopal Church. The text is based on the 1790 Book of Common Prayer created by that newly formed Episcopal Church.
Provenance: Two owners have written "Cushing Cooks Book, Norwich Port" and "Moses Pierce Book" on front endpaper; later in the library of the Pacific School of Religion (properly released).
Evans 28282; Johnson, New London Imprints, 1285; Trumbull, Connecticut, 1278; ESTC W4406. 18th-century calf, rubbed and abraded; front joint (outside) cracking, turn-ins offsetting to first and last few leaves, front free endpaper with corner cut out, text block starting to detach from binding but definitely still comfortable to handle. Ex-library as above: call number label on spine, bookplate on front pastedown, rubber-stamp on front free endpaper and title-page, pencilling on title-page, paper call number label on spine and circulation materials at back. Provenance markings as above, inking on back free endpaper, light age-toning. (Inventory #: 36742)