The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments; and other Rites and Customs of the Church of England. Also, the Companion to the Altar and the Psalms of David. With notes and annotations
Edition: First Thus
Manchester: J. Gleave: 1813. Contemporary full leather binding, with blind stamped decoration to the spine and boards. Frontispiece. Lovely engraving of "The Royal Psalmist" facing the psalms. Unpaginated. An attractive copy of an early Manchester printing. Joseph Gleave, 1773-1828, was born in Tabley, Cheshire. He was a bookseller and printer, particularly interested in promoting Sunday Schools. The business was taken over in 1828 by his youngest son, also called Joseph. An early Manchester imprint, Manchester was a small town until Arkwright opened the Cotton Mill in 1780. From around 1800, Manchester grew at an astonishing rate, becoming a city in 1835. Collation: A-4N2, [plate], A-P4. pp
Condition: The binding is sound but rubbed, particularly to the edges. A small split to the base of the spine - still holding well. front end paper is secured with archival tape. Two inscriptions ((1851 & 1945) to the end paper. The Frontispiece has a small hole in the middle, but still attractive. The pages are clean but a little darkened. Slight shaking to the rear binding.