Item #22159 The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments. Owen Jones.
The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments
The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments
The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments
The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments

The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments

London: John Murray, 1845. Hardcover. Fine. Item #22159

8vo. Illuminated and decorated by Owen Jones. Contains eight illuminated title pages introducing each of the eight sections, chromolithographed in red, blue, gold, and green.
Almost every page is ornamented with floral borders or patterns based on Celtic motifs and initial capitals inspired by medieval manuscripts. Thirty-seen illustrations sprinkled throughout the text was drawn by George Scharf after Raphael, Overbeck, Poussin, Naeke, Fra Angelico, and Fra Bartolomeo. All edges gilt. Light aging to the paper else a near fine copy.


Clothed in an artist binding by Thorn Bindery of black morocco, spine tooled in black, and recessed boards with frames of lamither, a lamination of colored leathers made especially for this binding The upper board features a center design of entwined Alpha Omega covered in gilt, and the lower board featured a simple oil lamp with a stylized flame of lamither. Marbled endpapers in deep teal and reflective light green. Housed in a custom clamshell case, morocco spine with a lamither Chi-Rho onlaid, paste paper boards.


This edition of the Book of Common Prayer is considered one of the most beautiful books of the Victorian era, and dubbed a stunning design and among the best of Owen Jone's designs.



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Price: $2,500.00

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