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PYNE, WILLIAM HENRY. The History of the Royal Residences. 100 hand-colored aquatint plates. 3 volumes. 4to, 334x270 mm, contemporary diced russia gilt with concentric foliate and Greek-key borders on covers, rebacked retaining darkened original backstrips, joints cracked or starting, navy silk doublures and endleaves; scattered insignificant marginal foxing on text leaves, plates clean. London, 1819

1776 British Bible (left) and Prayer Book (right) at the Royal Collection, UK - From the curators' comments: "This Bible, along with a Prayer Book, was bound in tortoiseshell, with gold inlay and gilt spine-hinges and clasps. The simpler decoration on the Prayer Book, and variations in the shape of the coronets, suggest that the bindings were not executed by the same binder at the same time."