Geoffrey Cumberlege/Oxford University Press, 1950. Original illustrated paper boards (7 3/8 inches tall). Ex-library with ink stamps, call number, removed pockets. Binding and interiors very good indeed. Item #868
"OUR BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER HAS BEEN LIKE A SHIP LAUNCHED UPON A TROUBLED SEA" Revised edition of Percy Dearmer's Everyman's History of the Prayer Book—featuring a vibrant color-illustrated front board designed by George Kruger Grey. First published in 1933, this edition includes a brief Preface discussing the revision of the Book of Common Prayer in adaptation with the changing needs of the world-wide Anglican Communion as well as the Scriptural basis of the Prayer Book and its role in the life of the Church. The Book of Common Prayer "is an instrument of the Bible, and, as it were, a framework to the Bible, carrying with itself the whole Scriptures into the service of the Church." Consists of three sections: Part I. The Material of Public Worship, Part II. The Stages of Liturgical Reform, Part III. The Services in the Prayer Books. Illustrated throughout with a frontispiece (captioned: "The Bible in English, 15th Century") and 96 black-and-white illustrations in the text. Concludes with a chronological "History of Public Worship," beginning with Pentecost and ending in 1789 with the First American Prayer Book. Also with a short index.