London: John Baskett, 1716. Later edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Book of Common Prayer unpaginated, Psalter pagination as follows: , 4-237,  pp. Contemporary fine-grain red morocco, spine in six compartments, gilt tooling on the boards and spine, early marbled endpapers and pastedowns; all edges gilt. Illustrated by a frontispiece of King George I, with fifty-four additional woodcuts, one of which is on a secondary title page, the other fifty-three are plates, fifty-two of which are interspersed through the Book of Common Prayer, with the last one serving as a frontispiece for the Psalter (a portrait of King David). Also contains woodcut initials, head and tailpieces. Wood engravings by John Sturt. Griffiths, Bibliography Book of Common Prayer, 1716-2. Oxford DNB Richard Sharp, "Sturt, John". Sturt was a famous and celebrated engraver, completing illustrations for Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress (1728), Gerard Audran's Perspective of the Human Body, Andrea Pozzo's Rules and Examples of Perspective, dedicated to Queen Anne, Charles Perrault's Treatise on the Five Orders of Architecture (1708), and John Ayres A Tutor to Penmanship, or The Writing Master (1698). A beautiful example of The Book of Common Prayer, thoroughly illustrated. Very Good. Item #00009154
Very Good with minor wear to the extremities, (notably a small concavity to the center of the spine); leaves largely clean with an occasional contemporary ink annotation and some plate margins showing a touch of foxing. Armorial bookplate of F.A. Waite on the front pastedown. Margins of leaves trimmed by the binder, just affecting some catch words, headers, signature marks, and one table's header in the calendar of Christian ceremonies.