New York and Montreal: M. Walter Dunne, . Original stiff paper vellum wrapper (9 5/8 inches tall), printed in black with a red frame. Interiors fine, mild chipping and tanning to front panel, minor edge-wear to rear panel. A near-fine copy. Item #1421
"URBS INCLYTA ANGLORUM LONDONIA"
A Key to the Principal Decorations in the Prayer Book of King Edward VII—a scarce supplement to the great illustrated tour-de-force of The English Church.
Sponsored by the Cambridge Society and published in the same year as the both the British and American editions of the Essex House Prayer Book, this key describes the symbolism of the lavishly illustrated Book of Common Prayer printed to mark the coronation of King Edward VII. Printed at the Plimpton Press with the very large watermark of M. Walter Dunne, this key consists of: The Frontispiece (with a fine historiated initial printed in red) / The Title Page / The Contents of the Book, with 8 processional pictures "of the great men and women who have influenced the Church of England in the course of her history from St. Alban to Bishop Creighton" / The Act of Uniformity—The Litany (pages 1-69) / The Collects, Epistles and Gospels (pages 82-205) / The Orders of Service (pages 206-257) / The Psalter / The Colophon (page 387). "Published by Royal Warrant in London by Eyre & Spottiswoode, Printers to His Majesty, and by the Essex House Press of the Guild of Handicraft, and in New York and Montreal by the Cambridge Society and by M. Walter Dunne. Printed at the Plimpton Press, Norwwod, Massachusetts, A.D. MDCCCCIV."