FINELY BOUND EXAMPLE OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER; BOUND IN FULL RED MOROCCO
The Book of Common Prayer.
Item Number: 88105
New York: Auxiliary New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, 1829.
Small octavo, bound in full red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, gilt inlay, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece. In very good condition with rubbing to extremities. A very nice example.
The Book of Common Prayer was created out of Thomas Cranmer's desire for a liturgical text that all of Europe's Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree on. Its magisterial liturgical language is, "as a source of spiritual inspiration for most Englishmen second only to the Bible" (PMM 75). The Book of Common Prayer was first issued in 1549 during the reign of Edward VI and revised through the reign of Mary I, James II, and ending significantly in 1832.