BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Booke of the Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacramentes, 16 June 1549
Lot 170
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
The Booke of the Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacramentes, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Churche; After the use of the Churche of England, Edward Whitchurch, [16] June 1549
Sold for £11,875 (US$ 18,448) inc. premium

Lot Details
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
The Booke of the Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacramentes, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Churche; After the use of the Churche of England, issue with "The Kingdom Come" reading on 2A1r, black letter, single column, title within wide woodcut border [McKerrow 68], the title and calendar printed in red and black, woodcut initials, title with 2 small wormtrails, short tear closed and a few refurbishments, tiny hole to blank area of A3, light stain in fore-margin of 2A8r, short tear to V9, heavy browning to V10 with small hole in blank margin, nineteenth century black morocco, g.e. [STC 16273; PMM 75], small folio (295 x 188mm.), Edward Whitchurch, [16] June 1549

Footnotes

  • "The English Book of Common Prayer was the first single manual of worship in a vernacular language directed to be used universally by, and common to, both priest and people... the language of the Prayer Book is now part of the whole language... [and] as a source of spiritual inspiration, it is for most Englishmen second only to the Bible" (PMM).

    Provenance: Henry Cunliffe (1826-1894), bookplate; thence by descent.

Saleroom notices

  • This issue reads "Thy Kingdom Come" as is correct for STC 16273, NOT "The Kingdom Come" as in catalogue description.
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