A Small Collection of Private Devotions, for Persons of all Ages. FORE-EDGE PAINTING, Anonymous.

A Small Collection of Private Devotions, for Persons of all Ages.

Publisher: London: Printed by Bunny and Gold for T. Reynolds, 1802.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: OCLC records one copy (Northwestern).
Condition: Very good copy.
Book ID: 26597


8vo, contemporary black straight-grained morocco, gilt rules, decorations and lettering.


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. An annotation in pencil on the front blank in what appears to be an early hand states "Double fore-edge painting / 1. View of Rye, Sussex / 2. The [??] Lightship." Bookplate of Charles Walker Andrews on the front paste-down, with his note in pencil "Bot of / Chars Sessler / Philadelphia / Oct. 1931 SL / Double fore edge painting."

Price: $950.00

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