Lot 145 of 429:
Double fore-edge painting with manuscript prayers   

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$510
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
A Small Collection of Private Devotions for Persons of All Ages
Author:
Place:
London
Publisher:
T. Reynolds
Date:
1802
Description:

103 pp. (8vo) 18.7x11.5 cm (7½x4½"), period black straight-grained morocco, ruled, ornamented and lettered in gilt, First Edition. 

OCLC/WorldCat records one copy (Northwestern). A handsomely printed collection of prayers and devotions, the author of which is identified in the foreword only as "a Lady of Distinction and Piety". On the verso of the free endpapers and blanks are six manuscript prayers , apparently in the hand of former owner William Towns, whose signature dated Nov. 6, 1811 is above the first manuscript prayer, entitled "A Prayer before a Journey." Double fore-edge painting; the first is a view of Rye, Sussex and the second is a nautical scene with several ships in the fore- and background.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Spine slightly darkened, mild edge and corner wear; binding exposed at front hinge; very good.
 
Item number:
294655
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