London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover octavo (26.5 x 17.5cm); pp. iv, 1158, , 190, , 75, [1, blank]; black leather spine and corners; gilt title on spine; grey cloth covered boards; brown endpapers and dyed edge of text block.
Light abrasions to the head, tail and bands of spine, hinges, edges and corners of boards; spine is a touch brittle with age, hairline cracks in the leather are beginning to appear; light scratches to boards, front board is a touch faded with mild bubbling and small (1mm) white spots on the spine and front cover; faint scratches to the edges of the text block; previous owner's name on the ffep and first blank page; spotting to endpapers and at the front and back of the book, otherwise occasional spotting throughout but mostly clean and bright; creases to the top corners of p. 1135 of the Concordance through to p. 22 of the Apocrypha (44 pages total); gentle rippling throughout. Item #1313
The preface is signed by T.B.M; online entries of the title attribute these initials to Thomas B. Murray and credit Murray and Michael Biggs as compilers of the Concordance to the Bible and Apocrypha. They attribute compilation of the Psalter to Charles Girdlestone.