1706 Rare Large Folio Complete Queen Anne Book of Common Prayer and Psalter - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1706 Rare Large Folio Complete Queen Anne Book of Common Prayer and Psalter
Size: 15.25" x 9.25" x 1.5"  thick
Publisher: London : Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb 
VERY GOOD condition                        

Price: $450.00  

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 & deacons. ...  MDCCVI (1706). bound with Constitutions and Cannons Ecclesiastical
 
 A product of the English Reformation following its break with Rome, The Book of Common Prayer was a prayer book used by the Anglican Church during its Communion and Liturgical services, usually containing Morning and Evening prayers, the Litany, the Holy Communion as well as orders for Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage and Burial. This book was essential to the churchgoers of the time, and those that could afford it did so; apparently, several vicars of the time were shamed into conformance with the Book of Common Prayer by their newly-empowered congregations. Truly, The Book of Common Prayer played an influential role in the religious and cultural development of England during the 16th and 17th century.
 
 RARE folio printing of The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments. The typography is magnificent, featuring large decorative historiated initials, as well as engraved woodcut crests and devices throughout and the stunning main added engraved title page, sculpted by Robert White.
 
 Original reverse calf soft paneled leather with minor weathering and wear, as shown with boards firm at the hinges; the spine with raised bands, some minor loss at the crown. Within, the Book of Common Prayer remains complete. Light browning to some edges, like new other than the fact that the main text title has been affixed and laid down to the front pastedown, followed by the first blank, then the book resuming as normal with the added engraved title. Presented nicely within, as shown. Provenance added to front blank from a James Fox, adding the book was bound in 1781 again and passed two generations later to his great granddaughter Linanne Barnes Candy. 
 
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