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    With Eight Fore-Edge Paintings on a Single Volume on All Edges of Text

    [Fore-Edge Paintings]. [Richard Mant, editor]. The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church... Oxford: Printed by W. Baxter for J. Parker and C. and J. Rivington, 1825. Third Edition. Quarto. Approximately 11.5 x 8.75 inches. lxxii, 966 pages. With fore-edge paintings of religious subjects on all three edges of text (two at upper edge, four at fore-edge, and two at the lower edge). Bound in contemporary full dark brown pebbled morocco, board decoratively ruled and paneled in black, spine ruled and tooled in black and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, coated yellow endleaves. Binding soiled and with some edgewear, dampstaining to lower edge of endleaves and first few and last few leaves of text (not apparently affecting fore-edge paintings on the lower edge of text), some additional dampstaining to endleaves, front hinge starting, bookplate of Baldwin J. P. Bastard on front pastedown. Still a very good book with excellent fore-edge paintings.

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