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Folio Society Presentation Box Limited Edition No. 30 King Henry's Prayer Book
United Kingdom: 2009. Please read the full listing & view all photos for condition. Folio Society Presentation Box Limited Edition No. 30 King Henry's Prayer Book Published - 2009 Limited Edition of 980 numbered copies of which this is number 30. 360 pages with illustrated capitals throughout and 7 full-colour miniatures. Edge-gilding on all sides. Accompanied by a specially commissioned Commentary volume by Professor James P. Carley, the foremost expert on the library of Henry VIII. Both volumes are presented in a solander box, blocked in matt gold. Both books & presentation box are in very good condition One leaf strained at hinge - Please view close up photo Otherwise binding tight "The personal prayer book of Henry VIII annotated in his own hand. Few of the treasures in the British Library evoke such a powerful reaction from visitors as the private prayer book of King Henry VIII. This Latin Psalter was one of Henry's most cherished possessions, a book he pored over and annotated throughout. His marginal notes, which can be clearly read, give us an unrivalled insight into the private thoughts and spiritual concerns of the king. Now, 500 years after his accession, the Prayer Book has been reproduced in facsimile. The original binding of the Prayer Book has survived, along with most of its clasps. This has allowed The Folio Society to reproduce it exactly, from the red silk velvet on wooden boards to the intricate design of the brass clasps. Inside, every detail of the original is visible, from the beauty of the glorious illuminations to the faintest of pencil marks and wa … [Click Below for Full Description]
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