(London): Essex House Press, 1902. Small quarto. 87pp. One of 250 copies on paper. Each of the 150 Psalms opens with a woodcut initial, often related to the theme of the particular passage. A court jester stands around a "T" at Psalm 53, which proclaims that "the foolish body hath sayed in hys hert: there is no God." Likewise ships upon a stormy sea curve about a "B" at Psalm 29, which announces that "the voyce of the Lorde, shaketh the wildernesse". Other initials are repeated, such as a suppliant King David, an angel blowing a trumpet, and an angel with resplendent wings. Printed in red and black, with red title-page and colophon devices. Edited by Janet E. Ashbee based on the Cranmer Bible of 1540. Bound in vellum-stained blue with green ties. Some shelf-toning to covers, as is usual. Spine, which is usually faded to white, uncommonly preserved. Housed in brown four-fold chemise and matching slipcase. Item #28614
(The Private Presses, 78-79).