THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER According to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland: together with the Psalter or Psalms of David.; and the thirty-nine articles of religion. With notes selected and arranged by Rt Rev Richard Mant.
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
According to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland: together with the Psalter or Psalms of David.; and the thirty-nine articles of religion. With notes selected and arranged by Rt Rev Richard Mant.
MANT, Richard, 1776-1848., Anglican Bishop of Down and Connor.
With Large highly detailed Fore Edge Painting
Published by C.J.G. Rivington and Parker Oxford, London & Oxford (1830)
Fourth Edition. London: 1830. With Psalter - as they are to be sung or said in Churches, and 39 Articles.
A nice copy with the famous Notes by Mant. Full brown hard grain Morocco-leather elaborate blind decoration to spine and boards. Spine gilt lettered. Boards also have elaborately blind tooled panels. All edges gilt. Gilt ruled dentelles. Original yellow end-papers. Internally crisp and clean. No owner name or internal markings. Minor wear only; binding complete with no loss. Tight and bright copy. VERY GOOD. (lxxii), 966 pages. Extensive 42-page Index to Mant's Notes. Being a large volume the print is good and clear; Common Prayer text is large print.
Fore Edge Painting
The Fore~edge painting is of a great Victorian street scene, (probably London) the detail is incredible one of the finest fore edge paintings I have seen, the more you can fan this painting out the more detail gets revealed. The shop in the street is of Alex Young House and Sign Painting. I have searched U.K. directories in the early 1800s in hope I could find a record of this business, it would be great to add some provenance to the painting as in location. But still, an amazing example of a large detailed fore~edge painting!