THE PSALMS BELONGING TO LIVERPOOL TRADER AND MAYOR 1773-1774
PSALMS. New Version of the Psalms of David.
London: Company of Stationers, 1771
Crushed morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid provenance on this lovely 18th century binding with raised bands, floral gilt tooling to the panels and all edges gilt. A nicely decorated gilt panel on the upper board declares this to be the property of John Parr Esquire, Mayor (of Liverpool) 1773. Bookplate and neat ink inscription dated 1779 on the first blank stating that the book is a gift from John Parr to his daughter Mary who has written her name on the title page. John Parr was a very wealthy Liverpool merchant who was involved with the Atlantic trade with the East Coast of the United States and specifically the slave and tobacco trades. The volume is quite stained on the edges but is firm has no splitting or loss.