The Psalter or Psalms of David from the Bible of the Archbishop Cranmer.
The Psalter or Psalms of David from the Bible of the Archbishop Cranmer.
The Psalter or Psalms of David from the Bible of the Archbishop Cranmer.
The Psalter or Psalms of David from the Bible of the Archbishop Cranmer.
(Essex House Press)

The Psalter or Psalms of David from the Bible of the Archbishop Cranmer.

Ashbee, C. R. (illus.)

(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).

Price: $2,750.00

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