A lovely 17th century English embroidered binding
The Whole Book of Psalmes : collected into English metre by T. Sternhold, I. Hopkins and others, conferred with the Hebrew, with apt notes to sing them withall. Set forth and allowed to bee [sic] sung in all churches, of all the people together
London, printed by E.G. for the Company of the Sationers, 1638
16mo (93 x 64 mm) 26 unn.ll., 221 num.ll., 26 unn.ll. Contemporary English embroidered binding, delicate decoration on covers and spine embroidered in coloured silk and silver thread including mainly flower but also depicting a butterfly on the rear cover, binding edges protected by a silver embroidered lining, gilt edges.
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A very fine and rare example of 17th century embroidered binding, exquisitely executed in cross-stitch.

Thomas Sternhold (1500-1549) was an English courtier and the principal author of the first English metrical version of the Psalms, originally attached to the augmented Prayer Book by John Hopkins.


This copy bears a 17th century ownership inscription on the front fly-leaf “Susan Ogden, Her Book, 1695”. The Ogden family is documented in England since the 13th century. It is possible that this binding belonged to a descendant of John Ogden (1609-1682) also called “The Pilgrim”, of British origin he settled in New England in 1641. John Ogden was a patentee of the Elizabethtown purchase in 1664, which was the first English settlement in the colony of New Jersey.