Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of The Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer was first produced in 1661 and attached to the Act of Uniformity in 1662 under King Charles II. This 1891 lithograph facsimile of the handwritten fair copy of the manuscript was dedicated by special permission to Queen Victoria. The book was thought lost by 1819 only to be rediscovered in 1867 among the originals of the Act of Parliament. At the back of this book is a facsimile of the back of the book. Visible are the seven holes, through six of which the strings passed to attach the volume to the Act of Uniformity. The Act of Uniformity also has six holes which correspond exactly with the six strings.
Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode
Date Published: 1891
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: , 544, p. 39.5 cm folio. Dark brown hardcover boards with blind impressing. Sold "as-is". Binding for spine missing. Book holds together but should be handled gently. Contents are in very good shape. Pages are clean. Text unmarked. Overall fair-to-good condition.