The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer


Loggan, David


His Majesties Printers


[Common Prayer]



'The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England, Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David; Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches: and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests and Deacons'. Separate Title and Register for the Psalms. Collates A2, a-d6, e2, A-Ee6; Aa-Mm6, Nn8, *6, Oo-Rr6, Ss8. Bound in early nineteenth century calf, raised bands, spine in seven panels, title to second panel, remaining panels made up with gilt leaf, flower head and roundel tools and filled in with pinheads, covers with a frame in-filled with repeated elaborate leafy stem tool, flower head to corners, gilt single-fillet to edges and inner edges, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Slightly worn to extremities, abrasions to foot of upper cover with slight loss to leather and gilt, one or two small holes to leather covering upper joint, couple of small scrapes to lower cover. Internally some light water staining to head and foot of engraved title and first few pages, with a heavier water stain to bottom corner and fore-edge of the last six pages, light damp staining to upper corner of the Psalms, old note to ffep, 'King Charles the Second's booke, bought Feb the 16:1708/9 - May this booke be esteemed as long as England lasts against all its oposers: 1715', and with a list of the people responsible for the revision to the blank page opposite the engraved title, but otherwise generally fairly bright and clean. The Kalendar is printed in red and black, with engraved title page by David Loggan. From the library of Lord Eldon, Lord Chancellor under Pitt, with his circular book plate to reverse of front marbled endpaper. The 1662 Common Prayer "was shaped through the deliberations of the Savoy Conference, which took place in the Bishop of London's lodgings in the Savoy Hospital. Arrangements for this had begun in March 1661, and the work of revising the version of 1604 was completed in December" (Griffiths, Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer, page 108). Wing B3622, Estc R3118 and Griffiths 1662:1(2)






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