1778 Holy Bible bound with 1776 Book of Common Prayer & Psalms in English Metre
The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David; Pointed as the are to be sung or said in Churches. Oxford, Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, Priuters [sic] to the University: Sold by S. Crowder, in Paternoster Row, London; And by W. Jackson, in Oxford, 1776. Cum Privilegio.
The Holy Bible, Containing The Old Testament and The New: Translated out of the Original Tongues, With the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. Oxford, Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, Printers to the University: Sold by S. Crowder, in Paternoster Row, London; And by W. Jackson, in the High-street, Oxford, MDCCLXXVIII. Cum Privilegio.
The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others; Conferr'd with the Hebrew: Set forth and allowed to be Sung in all Churches, of all the People together, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer; and also before and after Sermons; and moreover in private Houses, for their godly Solace and Comfort: laying apart all ungodly Songs and Ballads, which tend only to the nourishing of Vice, and corrupting of Youth. Oxford, Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, Printers to the University: Sold by S. Crowder, in Paternoster Row, London; And by W. Jackson, in Oxford, 1776. Cum Privilegio.
Rebacked octavo in brown leather. Repurposed boards (likely 16th century, continental?) with metal furniture. Straps lost. Hasps present. Faint gold text on front board: P S*S. Red and gold title plate on spine. Four raised bands. Interior hinges reinforced. Some mild toning at edges of fly leaves, as well as the head of some leaves from 1 Corinthians and following. Slight marginal ink smudge on final OT verso. A few leaves with tiny folds at corners (mostly in Exodus and Ezekiel). Otherwise clean, bright, and tight throughout. Margins well-retained. 18th century inscription on front paste down indicates this was a prize book. Four title pages. BCP bound at front. OT, NT, Whole Book of Psalms. Verso on last leaf of OT gives a table of Scripture weights and measures.
Fly leaf, BCP A1 - G8; Bible: A1 - Sss6; Psalms: A1 - E8; fly leaf (Ddd is New Testament title page. E8 of Psalms contains a form of prayer for morning and evening)
A very good copy.