1843 One-of-a-kind SUPERB Embossed Leather Prayer Book with Gauffered triple Fore-Edge Design and clasp - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1843 One-of-a-kind SUPERB Embossed Leather Prayer Book with Gauffered triple Fore-Edge Design and clasp
Size: 5 1/4" x 3 1/2" and 1 3/4" thick
Publisher: University Press in Oxford
PRISTINE and EXCELLENT condition
Bible is SOLD
One of the most unique Prayer Books we have ever encountered: A Sublime Condition 1843 Book of Common Prayer (with New Testament and Psalter) with deeply embossed wooden, gold decorated front and back covers (with inscription IHS - In His Service). The paper edges are exquisitely gold gilt and gauufered plus have unique fore-edge paintings with the texts "work" (bottom edge), "read- think -pray" (main paper edge) and "learn" (upper edge). The book is 'locked' with a gold colored clasp. WOW!!!

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. M.DCCC.XLIII. Printed at Oxford. Bound with the New Testament and a New Version of the Psalms of David (1843)
A fore-edge painting is decoration painted on the edges of a book’s pages by artist. The fore-edge of a book is like the 'fourth edge' - not the spine, the top, or the bottom edge, but the outside edge that a reader would use to thumb through the pages. Originally, this edge was only used for identification, to more easily spot a book when the edges faced outward. As these paintings were done by hand, usually on request of a more wealthy buyer, it makes this Bible absolutely unique, there is no copy of this Bible with this painting available anywhere else!

The fore-edge painting is amazing, but very hard to photograph, we did our best, but this prayer book is so much nicer when you hold the book.
'Like New'. AMAZINGLY detailed fore edge painting and beautiful covers. Minor repair on clasp.
 
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