London: The Folio Society, 2005. Durer, Holbein, et al. Second Printing. Quarter leather and marbled boards. Tall & thick Royal 8vo (9 1/2" x 6 3/4" x 2"), quarter bound in dark green leather with elaborate gilt title & floral designs on leather spine and sides over marbled boards; Foreword by Sir Patrick Cormack; illustrated throughout with black ornamented border pictures framing each page from woodcuts by Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein, and others; black ribbon page-marker, green endpapers; top page-edges gilt with other page-edges stained green by publishers, x + 718 pages. Dark green slipcase (paper-over-boards) with elaborate gilt on spine repeated. Weight: 3 lbs. 9 oz. Very Fine / None; Slipcase Fine. Item #7278
Fine printing of Queen Elizabeth's Book of Christian Prayers--better known as The Book of Common Prayer--with beautiful small woodcut panels framing each page throughout the text by Durer, Holbein, and other masters; with the handsome leather & marbled boards of this volume housed in a sturdy slipcase by The Folio Society. This is a Very Fine reworking of the Book of Common Prayer published by William Pickering and Charles Whittingham the Younger in 1853.
Contents include the entire range of prayers and observances used by the Established Protestant Church of England to include lessons, the creed of St. Athanasius, The Litany, The Order of the Ministration of the Holy Communion, The Order for the Burial of the Dead, The Psalter, Articles of Religion, etc.
Virtually "As New" copy. Tight, bright, clean with sharp imprints of type and the page-bordering woodcuts by Durer, Holbein, and others. No foxing or blemishes by previous owners. Slipcase is solid, clean, with tonly he faintest indications of any wear.