Oxford: Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, and sold by S. Crowder, 1776. [Prayer Book] FINE BINDING WITH ROYAL ARMS. Folio (42 x 27cm), unpaginated. Collation: p; A-H2; A-4Q2; a-f2. Printed in two columns, ruled in red and black ink. Contemporary black full calf with raised bands, gilt decoration to spine and boards, as well as the Royal Arms of George III in gilt to both boards, and his 'GR' monogram to each compartment along the spine. Upper board recently re-hinged, with new leather all along the joint and a strip of matching marbled paper along the hinge. All edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Bookplate of Edmund H. Turton of Larpool House to front pastedown. Browning to some leaves. Rubbing and chipping to lower edge and corner; corners lost to A1 and A2 at the beginning of the second section. Black ink ownership inscriptions of Edmund H. Turton to top margin of title page, and to the top margin of A1 in the second section. A large tear to S2 in the second section. Very good. John Turton (1735–1806) was the personal physician to King George III during his many years of madness, and though his main residence was Brasted Place in Kent, he acquired Larpool Hall in Yorkshire in about 1804. Edmund Peters (1796–1857) inherited the estates of his great-uncle John, including Larpool Hall, on reaching the age of 21 in 1817, and took the Turton name. When his son Captain Edmund Henry Turton (1825–1896) inherited in 1857 he set up home at Larpool, remaining there until 1876. Item #53426
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