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The Book of the Common Prayer as issued in the year 1549, in the Reign of King Edward the Sixth being the Original Edition of the Prayer Book.
 
Publisher: Mr. G. Moreton, Sevenoaks, Kent;
Date of Publication: 1896
Stock Code: 10379
 
FIRST FACSIMILE EDITION. Large quarto, pp. [2], ff. cccvii, pp. 6. Illustrated architectural title-page, historiated initials, headpieces and tailpieces, calendars rubricated in red and black. With 6 final pages containing list of subscribers of the de luxe edition. Limited to 500 copies only, 300 of which (including this copy) are printed upon handmade paper,”This copy is numbered 83 of the best edition”. Bound in full vellum over boards with manuscript titles to upper board and spine; uncut fore-edge and bottom edges. Some light scattered foxing to prelims else Near Fine.
 
Lavish Victorian reproduction of a British Museum (Library) copy of the Book of Common Prayer. This is the first occasion upon which the first edition i.e.“First Prayer Book of King Edward the Sixth” has been reproduced in actual facsimile. Please note this is a heavy item so extra postage fees will be requested for overseas customers.

 
£225.00
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