A New Version of The Psalms of David
1748, with previous owner's contemporary signature and crest
Full leather. 14.5 × 8.5cm, 192pp.
This copy has a previous owner's handwritten name to the ffep, dated 1752, and opposite that a cartouche has been neatly tipped in, it depicts a hart drinking at a pool and bears the motto "Sicut Cervus Anhelat ad Fontes Aquarum" and underneath is a handwritten translation "As pants the hart for cooling streams", which is taken from Psalm 41, and was used by Handel as an anthem in the early eighteenth century.
A nice early collection of the Psalms of David, in Tate and Brady's collaboration to provide this new translation, first published in 1696. All 150 Psalms are included.
The leather is heavily worn with significant loss to the spine. The board's leather is cracked with some surface loss to the rear board. The contents are in good condition for age, with some pulling to the binding but all still well attached.Sold