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A Limited, De Vinne Press Edition Decorations by Updike & Goodhue
(AN AMERICAN “BCP”)!  Episcopal Church.  Book of Common Prayer.  The book of common prayer and administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America together with the psalter or psalms of David. New York: Pr. for the committee [by De Vinne Press], 1893. Folio (37 cm, 14.63"). [14] ff., 566 pp., [1 (tailpiece and publisher's colophon)] f.
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Bible. O.T. Psalms, Metrical. English. Sternhold, 1621.  The whole booke Of Davids psalmes, both in prose and meetre: with apt notes to sing them withall. London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1621. 16mo in 8s (10 cm; 4"). 439, [9] pp., lacking pp. 429–30; music.
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The Beatus vir . . . Gorgeously Produced, Beautifully Framed
Catholic Church.  Liturgy & Ritual. Psalter.  Manuscript leaf. Northern Italy: ca. 1490. Folio. [1] f. (56 x 42 cm; 22" x 16").
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Splendor of the Mass in aSplendid Binding on a Miniature Book
Catholic Church.  Liturgy & ritual.  El libro de misa de los niños. Madrid: No publisher/printer, no date [ca. 1860]. Miniature (43 mm; 1.625"). 122 pp., 6 plates (including frontis.).
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The FIRST Complete Church of England Liturgy inGREEK
Church of England.   Book of Common Prayer. Greek.  [in Greek, romanized as ] Leitourgia Brettanikē ēgoun Biblos dēmosiōn euchōn kai diakonēseōs mystēriōn kai tōn allōn thesmōn kai teletōn en tē Ekklēsia hēmōn Anglikanē eis t[ēn] tōn philhellēnōn neōn charin hellēnisti ekdotheisa. Liber precum publicarum ac celebrationis sacramentorum reliquorumq[ue]; rituum & caeremoniarum in Ecclesiâ nostrâ Anglicanâ, in studiosae juventutis gratiam nunc primùm graecè editus. Operâ & studio Eliae PetilI presbyteri. Londini: Typis Tho. Cotes pro Richardo Whitakero, 1638. 8vo (16.1 cm, 6.5"). [262] pp. (lacking prelim. blank f.). [π1A4α4(-α1) β4γ4 ¶4¶¶4¶¶¶1 B–N4 A–04 P2].
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German-American Hymnal inTypical FRAKTUR Style
Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania and the Adjacent States.  Erbauliche Lieder-Sammlung zum Gottesdienstlichen Gebrauch in den vereinigten Evangelisch-Lutherischen Gemeinen in Pennsylvanien und den benachbarten Staaten. Philadelphia: G. & D. Billmeyer, 1814. 12mo (17.2 cm, 7"). [12] ff., 626 pp., [5] ff. [bound with] Helmuth, Justus Henry Christian. Kurze Andachten einer Gottsuchenden Seele, auf alle Tage der Woche und andere Umstände eingerichtet. Philadelphia: G. & D. Billmeyer, 1814. 12mo (17.2 cm, 7"). 26 pp.
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Goebel, Sebastian, & Johann Weinmann.  Frommer Christen Betendes Hertz und Singender Mund: Oder Vielvermehrtes Altdorffisches Bet- und Gesang-Büchlein. Darinnen Herrn D. Mart. Lutheri und anderer Gottseeliger Lehrer Andächtige Gebet und Geistreiche Lieder ... zu gebrauchen ... Mit einer Vorrede Herrn Johann Weinmanns der H. Schrifft Doctors Professors und Predigers zu Altdorff. Anjetzo mit gröberer Schrifft vielen schönen Gebeten Reimen Liedern und Kupffern gezieret [Sebastian Göbel]. Nürnberg: In Verlegung Christoph Endters, 1671. 12mo (15 cm; 6"). [2], [10] ff., 456 pp., 12 plts.
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A Little Manual . . . FIRST Designed for PRIVATE Use” of TWO PRINCESSES
Lake, Edward.  Officium eucharisticum. A preparatory service to a devout and worthy reception of the Lord's Supper. Dublin: Printed by and for Samuel Fairbrother, 1724. 12mo (14.5 cm; 5.75"). [4] ff., 176 pp.
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A Highly SignificantAmerican Judaicum
Leeser, Isaac, ed. & tr.  [title in Hebrew, transliterated as] Sidure divre tsadikim kolel seder ha-tefilot mi-kol ha-shanah ke-minhag ... Ashkenaz u-Polin.... [from the added title-page in English: Philadelphia: Printed by G. Sherman, for the editor, 1848]. 8vo. viii, 242, 2–243, [1] pp.
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Printed in Black & RED Woodcut Initials PLANTIN LEAVES
(Plantin Press).   Offered are a small selection of very attractive leaves from a sadly incomplete and imperfectly identified Roman Missal printed at Christopher Plantin's press in Antwerp, circa 1570. All leaves are 8vo, measuring approximately 197 x 142 mm or 7 3/4" x 5 3/8" (h x w), and each page is printed in double-column format, in black ink with some words or lines in red; amount of printing in red varies from page to page.
Each: $30.00

A Tiny GemPrinted by the Plantin Press (L.A.)A Mary KuperWood Engraving
Stevenson, Robert Louis.  Prayers written at Vailima. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1973. Miniature (6.2 cm, 2.4"). xxxviii, [2], 61, [1] pp.
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AND we've a Gathering of :

Leaves from aLarge 18th-Century CHOIRBOOK
Leaves from a Graduale romanum.  Venice: Balleoniana, 1729. Folio extra (19.25" x 13.625"). 1 f.
With two large initials (example at left):  $65.00
With one large initial (example at right):  $45.00

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