Rare antique edition small 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 Church of England. Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches. And the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.
Printed by William Collins, Sons, & Company. There is no printed published year on the title page, however the the date 1855 is the start year from The Table of the Moveable Feasts for Thirty-Four Years, according to the foregoing Calendar. This indicates a print year of 1854/55. The book is small, measuring just 6.5cm x 9.5cm. Please look at all the photos for the best understanding of the condition and contents.
This book has signs of age, use and wear. The unusual copper front and back board has a intricate design, boards are clasped with a brass hinged latch. The clasp remains tight and in full working order. The spine is tan leather, some wear to the top and bottom edge, and aged discolouration.Text block remains tight and bound, some noticeable foxing/spotting of the pages from age, all text fully legible. Full page inscription on the first front blank end paper. The red under gold gilded page edges are in good condition, some wear and scratches from use. Overall a very rare antique edition, highly unusual to have copper boards, very much indicative of an early Arts and Crafts movement style. If you require any further information then please don't hesitate to ask. If you subscribe to us then you will receive weekly emails with details of stock new in and any current discounts. Also find us on Facebook, bridgesbuyandsell, and now Instagram! Like our page to keep an eye on what's new and on offer.
The item "The Book Of Common Prayer, Rare Copper Front And Back Cover, c1855 Antique Small" is in sale since Thursday, July 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".The seller is "bridgesbookshop" and is located in Shrewsbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.