Collection of 4 English Sterling Silver Covered Religious Books, including Common Book
This is a grouping of 4 Sterling Cover Religious Books. The Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England. The printing is in London, Collins Clear Type Press. The first book has 5 angles on the cover with a wonderful boarder. The angels are called , " Angels Head". It was a copy of the original painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. The size of this book is 2 1/2 x 3 3/4. The second book shows the Virgin mother holding Christ. It also has 2 people on both sides with 2 angles on the bottom. Measures 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" The 3rd book shows Christ knocking at the door. He is wearing a crown , long robe, and holding a lantern. It is called The Light of the World. This book measure 4 1/2 " x 2 3/4" . The last book show s Christ caring a lamb, holding a rod (staff). he is bare footed walking in motion. It also measures 4 1/2 " x 2 3/4". All of these books are in good condition for their age. Its rare to find 4 of these with different covers. All are English Hallmarked. This Church of England become from a break off from the Catholic Church. These books are all called The book of Common Prayer, and administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the Use of The Church of England: together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches; and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. His Majesty's Printers.