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1809 Large Early 19thc Common Prayer : Antique Folio Leather Binding ( Oxford )

1809 Large Early 19thc Common Prayer : Antique Folio Leather Binding ( Oxford )

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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

Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press by Dawson, Bensley and Cooke, 1809. Tall Folio measuring 43.5 x 27cm (17 x 11 inches). It weighs 4.7kg. Full leather binding with original boards and new leather spine and title label. No pagination. At the front of the book, shotly after the contents page there are around 30 bound in blank pages that are blueish in colour and I presume these were bound in so the owner could take notes . . all these pages remain blank and unused.

CONDITION
A good solid copy with all contents present. As mentioned in the description the book retains its original boards but has had a new spine professionally added, along with new endpapers. Title page very good. Pages good throughout with some mild spotting to pages toward the centre of the book but all text easily read and overall in good condition. No names or writing. Overall a lovely large Common Prayer Book in good solid condition. See images.

The Book of Common Prayer
is the short title of a number of related prayer books used in the Anglican Communion, as well as by the Continuing Anglican, "Anglican realignment" and other Anglican churches. The original book, published in 1549 (Church of England 1957), in the reign of Edward VI, was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome. Prayer books, unlike books of prayers, contain the words of structured (or liturgical) services of worship.

By the 19th century other pressures upon the book of 1662 had arisen. Adherents of the Oxford Movement, begun in 1833, raised questions about the relationship of the Church of England to the apostolic church and thus about its forms of worship. Known as Tractarians after their production of Tracts for the Times on theological issues, they advanced the case for the Church of England being essentially a part of the 'Western Church', of which the Roman Catholic Church was the chief representative. The Book of Common Prayer has had a great influence on a number of other denominations. While theologically different, the language and flow of the service of many other churches owes a great debt to the prayer book. Together with the Authorized version and the works of Shakespeare, the Book of Common Prayer has been one of the three fundamental underpinnings of modern English. As it has been in regular use for centuries, many phrases from its services have passed into the English language, either as deliberate quotations or as unconscious borrowings.
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