THE BOOK OF CHURCH SERVICES INCLUDING THE LESSONS. Comprising: The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, together with the Psalter or Psalms of David; Proper Lessons to be Read at Morning and Evening Prayer on the Sunday and Other Holy Days Throughout the Year; The New Testament; A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches.

Four titles bound as one work. Handsomely bound in dark brown morocco with extensive blind-stamped decoration to the boards, brass edging and a brass clasp. The spine with five raised bands, blind-stamped decoration to the compartments and titles in gilt. All page edges rose-gilt with beautiful gauffering. Original dark blue silk ribbon bookmarks and purple morocco slipcase. Illustrated with a wonderfully vibrant illuminated chromolithographic title page and frontispiece by Samuel Stanesby and three further illuminated titles. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm, the brass bright and the clasp secure. The contents with a small neat contemporary previous owner's name in ink to the head of the first printed title page and the very occasional dot of foxing to a couple of page margins are otherwise in good order and clean throughout. The slipcase with wear to the corners, a minor tear to the flap and a little rubbing, nevertheless remains in remarkably good condition.

A particularly attractive nineteenth-century prayer book. Beautifully produced and very tactile.

Stock code: 17483


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London: Charles Courtier.


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