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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

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“LAUD’S LITURGY”

(BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER). The Book of Common Prayer. Edinburgh, 1637, 1636. First edition of the first Scottish Book of Common Prayer—the book that became a harbinger of the English Civil War—beautifully printed in Gothic type, with decorative woodcut initials throughout, handsomely bound. $13,500.

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“A SOURCE OF SPIRITUAL INSPIRATION… FOR MOST ENGLISHMEN SECOND ONLY TO THE BIBLE”

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer. Cambridge, 1762. Cambridge 1762 folio edition of the Book of Common Prayer—the magisterial treasury of ritual, prayer and Scripture that has indelibly shaped the piety and literature of the English-speaking world—in royal armorial binding featuring King George III’s coat-of-arms as a gilt centerpiece on both covers and his royal cipher on the spine, with an early manuscript notation describing the book as a gift from King George III to his young son, later King George IV. $12,000.

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“AS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION, IT IS FOR MOST ENGLISHMEN SECOND ONLY TO THE BIBLE”

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. Book of Common Prayer. London, 1638. 1638 edition of the Book of Common Prayer— the magisterial treasury of ritual, prayer and Scripture that has indelibly shaped the piety and literature of the English-speaking world— finely printed in extensively ornamented Gothic type and handsomely bound in contemporary calf-gilt. $6800.

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“A SOURCE OF SPIRITUAL INSPIRATION… FOR MOST ENGLISHMEN SECOND ONLY TO THE BIBLE”

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer. London, 1742.

Impressive 1742 edition of the magisterial Book of Common Prayer, with engraved frontispiece view of St. Paul’s Cathedral, elegantly bound in contemporary full paneled morocco-gilt. $4800.

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EARLY 17TH-CENTURY BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, IN HAND-PAINTED FOLK-ART DECORATIVE BINDING-GRANVILLE PENN’S COPY

(BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER) BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. Book of Common Prayer. London, 1631. Three volumes bound as one.

Early 17th-century edition of the Book of Common Prayer, author Granville Penn’s copy, bound in a unique folk-art decorative binding with hand-painted covers. $2500.

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