The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Church of England; Together with the Psalter of Psalms of David, Pointed as the are to be Sung or Said in Churches: and the Form or Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.

"A SOURCE OF SPIRITUAL INSPIRATION FOR MOST ENGLISHMEN SECOND ONLY TO THE BIBLE": 1706 EDITION OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER with the arms of Westminster Abbey decorating the front and rear panels

The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Church of England; Together with the Psalter of Psalms of David, Pointed as the are to be Sung or Said in Churches: and the Form or Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.

$3,000.00

Item Number: 114688

London: Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1706.

1706 Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments. Folio, bound in full contemporary morocco decorated with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, elaborate gilt ruling and decorations to the panels with central motif displaying the arms of Westminster Abbey with the Tudor arms between Tudor Roses above the attributed arms of Edward the Confessor, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, pictorial engraved title page. In near fine condition, rebacked. A superior and highly desirable 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.

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