A New Version of the Psalms of David, fitted to the tunes used in churches. By Nicholas Brady… and Nahum Tate.

  • (Bible. Psalms)
  • London: Printed by Richard Hett, for the Company of Stationers 1778
  • ESTC T206585.

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Description

8vo, pp. 236, [4]. Contemporary red morocco, boards bordered with a gilt roll, spine gilt in compartments with large urn tools and small cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. One or two minor spots. Extremities just the slightest bit rubbed, a scattering of marks to boards. Ownership inscription of Catherine Mary Poulett, Hinton St George, November 1810 to initial blank.

Notes

A lovely binding on a scarce printing of the Brady & Tate Psalms. Richard Hett produced an edition like this at least once every two years between 1771 and 1785; all are on the scarce side but this one unusually so, with ESTC locating just five copies (Marsh's Library, Ripley Castle, the Soane Museum, St Deiniol's, and Winchester Fellows), making it the only Hett printing to have no representation in the BL, or indeed any of the UK copyright libraries.

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