[BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER]. The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland. [With:] Proper Lessons to be read at Morning and Evening Prayer…[and:] A New Version of the Psalms of David. London: Printed by G. E. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1850.
32mo., contemporary maroon velvet, with brass edges to boards, 'Church services' brass shield to upper; matching brass clasp; all edges gilt; cream calf doublure paste-downs, elaborately blocked with gilt design; flyleaves of textured silk with gilt roll border; two silk ribbon markers; housed in a custom-made drop-front box, spine lettered in gilt with brass clasp, lined with the same textured silk as the endpapers; some scattered foxing, heavier to one or two pages; the case rubbed, with small splits to one side of clasp; the mechanism still functioning well; some dark marks to silken lining of case. Provenance: contemporary ownership inscription to the ffep reads "Hariette McNab from her sincere friend Eliza Taylor January 22nd 1851".
A charming, and luxurious pocket edition of church service texts, beautifully preserved in the case.