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THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER,
And Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church............

Description:
Full contemporary calf, a central panel on each board lettered SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE, the binding rubbed and scuffed, stitching weak, contents clean, a much used copy but in decent condition, mostly of interest for the engraved receipt laid to the front paste-down - this from the SPCK, No.5 Bartlett's Buildings, London, to the REV. P. LATHBURY, for 4 shillings and 10 pence '...being for Books sent on the Terms of the Society', dated Jan.15th. 1819, signed by JOS. PEACOCK. The top corners of the receipt are torn.

*See ALLEN & MCCLURE Two Hundred Years: The History of the The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 1698-1898. Chap.V- Printing and Circulating Christian Literature : By the end of 1807, the Society had circulated 17,029 copies of the Book of Common Prayer; by end 1817, this number has risen to 87,135. Joseph Peacock, above, was presumably Treasurer, but no mention is made of him in Allen & McClure.

Printed at the Clarendon Press, by J. Cooke and S. Collingwood. Oxford.

Date Published: 1818.

Stock No. 58479

Price: 45.00

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