September 23, 2020 10:00 EST

Ritual and Culture

 
  Lot 44
 

44

[Religion]
The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church...

Oxford: Printed by W. Jackson and W. Dawson, 1793. Tall folio. (50), 4, (346) pp. From the library of Hugh Cecil, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, and with his armorial book-plate on front paste-down. Full contemporary green straight-grain morocco, elaborately stamped in gilt, red and green morocco onlay, front and rear joints rubbed, lower front joint starting, small stain at center of front board, light wear to extremities; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Griffiths 2, p. 206; ESTC T81290. Bound with: Brady, N., and N. Tate A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches London: Printed by T. Wright, 1794. (46) pp. ESTC T81471. A lovely example of a contemporary binding. Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale (1857-1944) was an English peer, sportsman, and founding member and first president of the National Sporting Club and Automobile Association. During his lifetime he was one of England's wealthiest men, and is well remembered for his bon vivant lifestyle. Due to his liberal spending habits, his estate was auctioned in 1947, and is considered the largest English Country house sale of the twentieth century.

Sold for $938
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Oxford: Printed by W. Jackson and W. Dawson, 1793. Tall folio. (50), 4, (346) pp. From the library of Hugh Cecil, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, and with his armorial book-plate on front paste-down. Full contemporary green straight-grain morocco, elaborately stamped in gilt, red and green morocco onlay, front and rear joints rubbed, lower front joint starting, small stain at center of front board, light wear to extremities; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Griffiths 2, p. 206; ESTC T81290. Bound with: Brady, N., and N. Tate A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches London: Printed by T. Wright, 1794. (46) pp. ESTC T81471. A lovely example of a contemporary binding. Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale (1857-1944) was an English peer, sportsman, and founding member and first president of the National Sporting Club and Automobile Association. During his lifetime he was one of England's wealthiest men, and is well remembered for his bon vivant lifestyle. Due to his liberal spending habits, his estate was auctioned in 1947, and is considered the largest English Country house sale of the twentieth century.

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