Lot 259
  • 259

Book of Common Prayer--

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  • The booke of the common prayer and administracion of the Sacramentes, and other rites and ceremonies of the Churche: after the use of the Churche of England. Edward Whitchurch, May [i.e. March] 1549
  • paper
folio, black letter, title and calendar in red and black, title within woodcut border, woodcut initials, mixed edition (presumably the March 1549 edition but with the May 1549 title-page), with an early manuscript facsimile of the last two pages, one page of extracts from Grafton's 1549 edition in an early hand and an extract from Hume on Edward VI in a later hand, purple morocco gilt by Rivière, edges gilt, part of title-page and whole of colophon leaf supplied in facsimile, lacking 1A8 (blank), upper blank margins of preface and first two leaves of table renewed, some small marginal paper repairs elsewhere, washed throughout


Cashel Library, inkstamp; Vernon Watney, morocco book label


ESTC S109513; Griffiths 1549/1; STC 16267