Friday, April 11, 2014

Something "Wicked" at Loome

The Book of Common Prayer and administration of the Sacraments, And other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England. [&] The Psalter, or Psalmes of David, After the Translation of the great Bible, Pointed as it shall be sung or said in Churches. [2 books bound in one volume]. 

London: Robert Barker and John Bill, 1638.
This particular printing is known as the "Wicked Prayer Book", so called because a typographical error in Psalm 37:29 causes it to declare, "The righteous shall be punished." Small octavo, unpaginated. Hardcover rebound in brown cloth with original brown calf label (title gilt) grafted to spine. Overall good condition. Edges of page block darkened. Title page deeply tanned. Pages lightly foxed and occasionally smudged; margins periodically notated in an old hand. Names of multiple previous owners and their children, together with some dates of birth, baptism, marriage, and death, notated to versos of three pages, with dates ranging from 1643 to 1758. Binding is firm and square, with light shelf-wear to cloth. Regular price $1,500.

Sale Price: $1200.00 

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