A handsome Book of Common Prayer, with brass hardware (including three edges, decorative corners and a clasp). The work appears to be something of a special extended version, also containing:
The Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church
Psalter Or Psalms of David
The Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining and Consecrating Bishops, Priests and Deacons
The New Testament
About the Provenance -
A note states that it was gifted to the wife of James Hornsby (possibly the Headmaster of St. Nicholas in the 19th century).
Physical Attributes -
Measures 13 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm. Brass hardware on all three edges of the boards, with corner decorative designs and a clasp Blind tooled leather, with gilt "Church Services" on front and back board. Five raised bands on spine, also with "Church Services" in gilt in one compartment. AEG - All edges gilt. Two place keeping ribbons.
See pictures. One pinhead sized white dot on front board. One slight ding to brass at rear fore-edge. Brass is slightly worn. Slightest gap between endpapers and text block at both ends; front flyleaf has several small cracks at hinge and is folded slightly out of 90 degrees. Gift inscription on blank unnumbered front endpaper. Several small spots towards front and rear of text block. Mostly annotation free though, and in a handsome binding. A beautiful book.
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