Book of Common Prayer


Publication Date: 1831
From Bauman Rare Books (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer. Oxford: Printed at the University Press by S. Collingwood, 1831. Folio (12 by 20 inches), contemporary full tan morocco rebacked with original spine laid down, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards, black morocco spine label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $3200.Impressive 1831 Oxford folio edition of the magisterial Book of Common Prayer, elegantly bound by Hayday in contemporary full morocco-gilt.Born of Thomas Cranmer s desire for liturgical texts upon which all of Europe s Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree, the beautiful and dignified language of the Book of Common Prayer, first issued in 1549, has considerably influenced not only ecclesiastical practice, but has served "as a source of spiritual inspiration for most Englishmen second only to the Bible" (PMM 75). Beautifully bound by Hayday in contemporary full morocco with elaborately gilt-tooled spine and boards, featuring central lozenges, built up largely of circles and floral ornaments, within decorative frames built up from floral scrolls. Griffiths 1831:8. Presentation inscription.Light rubbing and soiling to binding. A very nearly fine copy, handsomely bound. Bookseller Inventory # 74414

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Title: Book of Common Prayer

Publication Date: 1831

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