This is a delightful copy of a Book of Common Prayer bound together with Psalms that is hand colored, probably by the owner of the book, a woman named Elizabeth Catchpole. The coloring and ornate binding show a deep attachment to the book as physical object and work for daily contemplation.
Source: Book sold on eBay by Wisdom Pedlars, 10/28/2018. Twitter posting @wisdompedlars 10/23/2018
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A wonderful example of early modern women’s engagement with liturgical texts. Thanks for posting!
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