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Title, Edition: The Book of Common Prayer,
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Place of Publication: s.n.
Publisher: s.l.
Publication Date: 1604?
Number of Pages: 60
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Wooden board book. Leather binding paneled and stamped in blind. Spine has raised bands. Remains of clasps on both covers. This copy has The Bible inserted in the back. Text is printed in two columns. Cropped pages; head-pieces; tail pieces, running titles; decorated initials; signatures; guide words; side-notes; marginalia. Paneled title page for New Testament. Notes written on back paste-down.

2 p. L., 554 (i.e. 552) numb. L., [164] p. ; 22 cm.


This text is most likely the 1604 edition of The Book of Common Prayer for the Church of England, which was created after the death of Elizabeth I of England in 1603. The first page of the text relates to the reader how this book came to be published by the crown of England. The text contains chapters on morning prayer, evening prayers, the order of feast days, and a calendar dictating what readings ought to be used each day. This text was most likely inserted into the Bible at a later date due to the difference in the date of publication of these two texts.

The Archibald Howard Collection.

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