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Victorian Book(s) of the Month: Easter edition

In celebration of Easter, this month’s post highlights a few Bibles and Books of Common Prayer (the service book for the Church of England) found in our Victorian Collection. Can you imagine using one of these at church?

Bible (Oxford University Press, 1855). With 288 woodcut illustrations. Victorian Collection 220.52 B47 1855

pictorial bible

Book of Common Prayer (Cambridge University Press, ca. 1860). Bound in ivory and morocco with a brass border and clasp. Design of brass inlaid with turquoise. Victorian Collection 283 C473b 1860

common prayer ivory

Bible and Book of Common Prayer (London, 1839-45). Set bound in purple velvet with gauffered edges and gold clasps  with titles engraved on gold-plate shields in center of front covers by Barrit & Co. Vault Collection 220.53 B47 1845

velvet binding

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