COMMUNION SERVICE, by Vernon Staley - 1903
The Communion Service According to the Use of the Church of England
edited by Vernon Staley
woodcut illustrations by Blanche McManus
Published by: De La More, London. 1903.
Hardback is overall in Good Condition.
- Red leather boards feature gilt illustration at center and details in corners.
- Features B&W illustrations from engravings by Blanche McManus.
- Spine features elaborate lettering in gilt.
- Exlibris personal bookplate on ffep.
- Gilt to all sides of text block.
- Cover shows some scratches and light indentations; scuffing to perimeter and bumping to corners.
- Spine head and tail cracked at joints; wear along edges; tail bumped and torn with light flaking.
- Light soiling to front pastedown and ffep.
- Front cover has very slight warping away from text block.
- Original red satin ribbon remains, although it is detached, with some fraying.
- Inside pages are gently tanned.
- Some pages have slightly rough edges, and the occasional closed tear.
- A couple pages have tiny fold at foot of page gutter.
- Minimal light scattered foxing and light stains.
- Foxing confined mostly to pages 145-160 where the binding is cracked.
- On pages 146 and 147 the name Edward (King) as it appears in the text is crossed out and the name "George" is written in ink (See Photos) otherwise there is no writing, highlighting, underlining or other intentional marks.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
Title as written: "The Communion Service According to the Use of the Church of England, Together with the Kalendar, edited by Vernon Staley, Provost of the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew at Inverness."
Printed on handmade paper, filled with stunning wood engravings by Blanche McManus. Title page is rubricated.
This is a classic of Anglo-Catholic liturgy and sacramental theology by the great Vernon Staley (1852–1933), noted author of The Catholic Religion: A Manual of Instruction for Members of the Anglican Communion first published in 1893. Staley was a leading figure in the Anglo-Catholic revival and a thinker who led the formation of Anglo-Catholic Eucharistic theology in the early twentieth century.
Sections include the Kalendar, the Collects, Epistles and Gospels from the first Sunday in Advent to the Tuesday in Whitsun week and for the festivals throughout the year and the order of the administration for the Lord's Supper/Eucharist. 272 pages. 6.25" by 10".
Limited edition 296 of 600 printed on handmade paper, from the library of the Rev. Dr. Driss Knickerbocker.
AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.
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