The Book of Common Prayer

Prayer book

England, London
paper; leather
overall: 4-1/4 x 2-5/8 x 1-1/4 in.

Prayer book; Small red prayer book; from the collection of George Elliott (1810-1862); small prayer book bound in red leather; spine of book has "PRAYER" printed on it, surrounded by designs in gold; appears as though edges of pages were once gilded as well; printed on the title page is "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./ TOGETHER WITH/ THE PSALTER OR PSALMS/ OF/ DAVID,/ Pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches./ LONDON:/ PUBLISHED FOR JOHN REEVES, ESQ./ One of the Patentees of the Office of King's Printer./ SOLD BY G. AND W. NICOL, BOOKSELLERS TO HIS/ MAJESTY, PALL-MALL; AND/ SCATCHERD AND LETTERMAN,/ AVE-MARIA-LANE./ 1809"; handwritten on first blank page in front of book "Eliza Elliott/ 22 Aug - 1815"; handwritten on second to last page "No 57 Clark Street/ Dempey Street/ Hepner/ London"; handwritten on other side of last page "11 first Cor 28"; piece of string used as a bookmark, marking between page of psalm XXXVI and psalm XXXVII, between pages for "The Restoration of the Royal Family", and between pages with psalm CIV (parts I, II, and the start of III); also in book were two newspaper clippings; clipping titled "ART THOU LIVING YET?" by James G. Clark was placed between psalm CXLVI and psalm CXLVII; clipping titled "THE HEAD AND THE HEART" by John G. Saxe was found between the last page (directions about tunes) and the handwritten address.


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