[Book #20528P] The English Liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer. FINE BINDINGS, LAURENCE HOUSMAN, DESIGNER.

The English Liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer

London: Rivingtons, 1903. Printed by Constable in red and black; initial letters and designs by Housman; folio; some scattered foxing; trivial edge rubbing; spine very slightly faded. Bound in full brown morocco; all edges gilt; signed “19 L.G.W. 06 [Lucy G. Wrightson]”. An exceptional binding with a complex geometric patterned cross on the front board, surrounded by small square designs, repeated in the spine compartments, separated by raised bands. Titled in one compartment, “The English Liturgy” and with the date “1903” at the foot of the spine. The rear board features the same design as the front, but with just a gilt border, lacking the small gilt squares. The center of the doublures reveals the plain japan vellum endpapers, and the morocco border repeats the small squares used on the spine and front cover.

[Book #20528P]

Price: $5,500.00