The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments


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London: John Reeves, 1807. Unpaginated. Full-Leather bound. Crimson Morocco with floral gilt borders, marbled boards, gilt edges, gilt decoration and title to spine faded, boards marked, edges worn, corners rubbed, some internal foxing, a number page edges darkened, previous owner ink inscription to end paper and title page, text clean. A very good copy of a beautiful book. 

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland, Together with the Psalter of Psalms of David, Pointed as They Are to be Sung or Said in Churches.

'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 language is, "as a source of spiritual inspiration for most Englishmen second only to the Bible". First issued in 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, it was revised through the reign of Mary I, James II, ending significantly in 1832. Includes a calendar with tables of lessons, the order for morning prayer, evening prayer and important religious dates.'