The booke of common praier : and administracion of the sacramentes, and other rites and ceremonies in the Churche of Englande.

Accession number: 
PML 5421
Londini : [J. Kingston] in officina Richardi Iugge & Iohannis Cawood, [1559.]
2 parts in 1 volume: [464], [264] pages ; 14 cm (8vo)

Borders on both title pages: McKerrow and Ferguson border no. 33.
Calendar in Part I printed in red and black.
Collation: Part I: leaf 1a, title; 1b, contents; 2a-5a, Act of uniformity; 5b-6b, preface; 7a-8a, Of ceremonies; 8b-20a, table and calendar; 20b, Declaration of termes; 21a-231a, text; 231b, blank; 232a-b, blank. Part II: leaf 1a, title; 1b, blank; 2a-128a, text of Psalter or Psalmes of David; 128b-131b, Certain godly prayers; 131b, colophon, 132a-b, blank.
Colophon in Part II only.
Date from colophon.
HIGH RESERVE; for bindings study only.
In two parts. Part II title: "The psalter or psalmes of David, aftr the tranlacion of the greate Bible, poincted as it shall be song in churches. Anno. 1559."
Known as "the prayer book of Queen Elizabeth."
Signatures: Part I: a⁸, +⁴, [wave]⁸, A-Z⁸, Aa-Cc⁸, Dd⁴: 232 leaves, leaf Dd4 blank, O2 unsigned, Dd1 signed D1. Part II: A-Q⁸, R⁴: 132 leaves, leaf R4 blank, G2 signed F2.
STC identifies the printer as J. Kingston.

French binding after 1640: red morocco, gilt, with the arms and motto of Sir Richard Browne (1605-1683) in center and cipher of two Bs in corners, once thought to represent John Evelyn. In red morocco case.
Variant Title: 

Psalter or psalmes of David

Sir Richard Browne (1605-1683), binding (see Keynes article for identification and relationship to Evelyn); John Evelyn (1620-1706), inherited from Browne; Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843), armorial book plate with shelf mark: Z.b.36 (front pastedown); his sale, Evans, 1 July 1844, lot 2859; Bertram Ashburnham, Earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878); his sale, Sotheby's, 25 June 1897, lot 2998; Daniel Fuller Appleton (1826-1904), bookplate (front fly leaf); his sale, Bangs & Co. (New York), 13 April 1903, lot 45; Pierpont Morgan, purchased by 1906 (in 1903?).