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Book of Common Prayer- FINE CONTINENTAL SILVER BINDING
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church.. etc
Henry Frowde. University Press. Circa 1898 Octavo 6 x 3 3/4 inches. The Book of Common Prayer within a stunning continental silver binding- upper side with a centre piece with Katherine engraved in the middle, surrounded by rococo swirls and a chalice, book and flowers. Spine with an angel at the head atop a blank frame and swirls. The lower side the same as the upper but with an image of the Virgin and Child within the frame. Plus two functioning decorative clasps. Holding an unremarkable but clean edition of the book. Small illegible hallmarks to the lower side and the clasps -and an import silver mark under the feet of the Virgin. Tiny bend to the top left corner otherwise in very good condition. Undated but circa 1898. Probably a Dutch binding.
Bookseller: Russell Rare Books [UK]

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