Title: Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Holy Communion....
Publisher: Oxford University Press. London. Charles Courtier & Sons. 11 Paternoster Row. E.C. [London].
Publication Date: 1901
Condition: Very Good
Circa 1901. Diamond 128mo. 688 printed pages. Frontispiece. India paper. All edges gilt over red. Rounded corners. White vertically embossed original endpapers (slightly browned). 48 x 56mm. Original ruby morocco; spine with double fillet gilt rules and gilt block lettering (slightly worn at head and tail). Unusual composite ivorine plaques on boards (back plaque with two short cracks and a minuscule chip); upper cover with image after Rubens' Angels in relief. Mentions Edward vii and Alexandra on page 71. The ivorine composite material was sometimes used, most often but not exclusively on prayer books, in imitation of ivory as a more economic and more industrialised process. Also known as Parkesine and Xylonite, the heyday of its use was from around 1870 until about 1910. Charles Courtier & Sons was an uncommon imprint of a London bookseller. Welsh, 1867. OCLC, 424522515. WorldCat locates five copies (just one in the UK). Seller Inventory # 5401