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 Churches of England and Ireland: Together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches.

Handsome contemporary dark green straight-grained morocco with gilt borders and foliate devices enclosing a simple diamond lozenge to each board. The spine with eight raised bands, compartments richly decorated in gilt and with titles in gilt. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Engraved armorial bookplate of Egerton Leigh to the front pastedown. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with with a little rubbing to the extremities. The contents with a neat repair to the front hinge using red silk thread, two nineteenth-century previous owner's inscriptions to the second front endpaper and the odd dot foxing to the preliminary pages are otherwise in very good order and clean throughout.

John Reeves was made printer to King in 1800 and held the appointment for 29 years, until his death. Between 1801 and 1815 he issued some twenty-five editions of the Book of Common Prayer, each printed by others on his behalf, the present copy being produced by Charles Whittingham. A most attractive prayer book from the reign of George III.

Stock code: 20407

£125

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