THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.
London: Published for John Reeves, Sold by George and William Nicol and Scatcherd and Letterman, 1807. 24 cm. Full contemporary red straight-grained morocco, single gilt rules on covers and flat spine, gilt title on spine, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. All edges gilt, with a colored painting of “Durham Cathedral” hidden under the gilt fore-edges; the cathedral is generally considered to be one of the finest examples of Norman architecture. Bookplates of F.B. Astley, B.G. Astley, and the Countess of Jersey on front endpapers. Rev. F.B. Astley and G.B. Astley, Curate, served the church in the township of Everleigh, approximately 15 miles from Salisbury, in the early 1800s. There were two Countesses of Jersey in the first decade of the 19th century, Frances Villiers (1753-1821), mistress of King George IV, when he was still Prince of Wales, and her daughter-in-law Sarah (1785-1867). Very good copy. Item #59865