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.