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1844 Set of Prayer Book And Eucharistica With Gauffered Edge Design
Oxford University Press, 1844. One of the most unique set of Prayer Books (Book of Common Prayer with a Psalms of David) & accompanying Eucharistica (additional meditations and prayers) we have ever encountered! A sublime condition 1844 matching set of church books with deeply embossed purple leather covers & gold colored metal clasps (with inscription IHS - often though to mean 'In His Service' but more likely used as these are the first 3 letters of the name of Jesus in Greek). The paper edges are exquisite gold gilt with gauffered design. Each has unique multiple color edge paintings with the texts "Watch unto Prayer" (bottom edge), "Pray-and-Watch" (main paper edge) and "Pray Always" (upper edge) for the Prayer book. The edges of the Eucharistica spell ‘In Thy Word is my Trust’. Each book is 'locked' with a gold colored clasp and is stored in its own custom made cloth pouch. Wow! 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. Printed at Oxford. M.DCCC.XLIV. Bound with the Psalms of David (all 1844). The text of each book is printed in black and red with some illustrations and red line decorations. The edge paintings are amazing, but very hard to photograph - we did our best - but this prayer book is so much nicer when you hold the book in your hands. Like new condition. Clean and as bright and crisp as one can only hope for. Amazingly detailed gauffered edges and beautiful covers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: AntiqueBibleDotCom [SEQUIM, WA, U.S.A.]
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