Title: The Booke of Common Prayer, and ...
Publisher: Printed By Thomas Harper
Publication Date: 1636
Edition: First Edition
[Bound with] The Psalmes of King David: Translated By King James. Collation: a-b8, A-Q8, R-6. Psalter: aa-6, aa8, bb-gg8, hh-2, hh4-8, ii-8, kk-6. kk7-8. Psalms: pi1, B-N6, O-2. Lacking two leaves, aa7 and hh3 of the Psalter. Contemporary calf, rebacked with original spine laid down. Rubbed, with some wear/loss to spine/extremities. Later endpapers, with bibliographical details pasted to FEP. Marking and staining to title, prelims and calendar of first work. Title and A2 with loss/tearing to margins, repair to verso just touching text. Tear to text of H1 and several other leaves, without loss. ee4-6 torn with some repairs, causing the partial loss of some letters of text. Despite occasional soiling, a generally cleaner and crisper copy than is often found - with generous margins, leaves measuring 277mm tall. Drafted by the Bishops of Ross and Dunblane, John Maxwell (d. 1639) and James Wedderburn (1585-1639), the Scottish Book of Common prayer was largely based upon the rite first issued in 1549 during the reign of King Edward VI. Introduced to an unaccepting Scottish population on 23rd July 1637 by Archbishop Laud at the behest of King Charles I, it attempted to replace John Knox's Calvinist Book of Common Order and proved the greatest symbol of the unpopular standardisation of Anglican Protestantism throughout the British Isles .The text was one of several triggers of the Covenant movement and the first stages of the War of Three Kingdoms, itself a precursor to the English Civil War. Despite its unpopularity, this historic text influenced the 1662 revision of the English Liturgy, the 1789 American Book of Common Prayer and the Scottish Episcopalian Liturgy of 1929. Several variants of this edition were published: this copy without 'pointed' to the title page of Psalter, without catchword to kk6. This copy is bound, as often but not as always, with an attractive folio edition of the Psalms translated by King James VI and I. Griffith 1637/9. STC 16607 Folio. Bookseller Inventory #
Book Description: Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Young, 1637 - 1636., 1637. Two parts in one volume. a-b8, A-Q8, R6; 2a8- i8,2k6. Not paginated. Small folio (signed in 8s). 19th century blindstamped calf, beveled edges, decorated in blind. Printed in black letter, with decorated initials, title within typographic frame, in red and black. Edges rubbed but binding sound; significantly tanned and with marginal soiling and occasional stains and wandering marginal tidemarks, a few ink annotations, small repair at lower edge of first title on verso, early retained binder's preliminary blank heavily smudged, with early annotations, bookplate on pastedown, and long 19th century provenance statement and bibliographic note on binder's blank closely written in ink. Obviously a heavily used copy, but collated essentially complete (see below) and sound. First edition of the first Scottish Book of Common Prayer. This controversial edition of the Liturgy was overseen by Charles I and Archbishop Laud for use by the people of Scotland. The text was drafted by John Maxwell and James Wedderburn. However, upon its first reading in churches in Scotland, the opposition was so strong that it was withdrawn from use shortly thereafter. The text eventually was influential in the compilation of the English revision of 1661- 2, and served as a model for the American BCP of 1789 and its successors. As usual, leaves R7-8, which were suppressed, are not present, and leaf 2h3 is in the second of four settings noted by ESTC, Accompanied by the 1636 Psalter, which although equipped with a separate full title, is its normal companion. Also bound with a quite imperfect copy of THE PSALMS OF KING DAVID: TRANSLATED BY KING JAMES. London: Printed by Thomas Harper. 1636, which is not included in the collation above. GRIFFITHS 1637:9. STC 16606-7. ESTC S101893 & ESTC S113851. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 65628