Book of Common Prayer. Diced calf binding. Miniature. 19th century.


A handsome diced calf Book of Common Prayer, with an owners inscription dating it to at least 1871. Mounted in brass, the front and rear boards are diapered with a star tool applied to each diamond in gilt.

It measures under 3" wide, and just at 4" tall, qualifying it for the label of macrominiature, although many collectors consider 19th century books, and older, under 4", simply "miniature".

Physical Attributes -

Measures approx. 10.2 x 7 x 1.5 cm. Diced calf binding with gilt tooling. Mounted in brass, with brass closure. Spine with five gilt ruled lines forming five compartments; four with central leaf and vine, one with Common Prayer in gilt. All edges gilt (AEG).

Condition -

See pictures. Some wear along the brass. A touch of wear at the joints. Name and 1871 date on inside of front board. A little foxing/toning near ends and occasional otherwise.

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