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18 works in 1 volume, prayers dated 1699 - 1854

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[CHURCH of ENGLAND]. – [A bound collection of 18 ‘Forms of Prayer’ for special occasions]. London: 1699-1854.  18 works in one volume, 4to and 8vo. Condition: see below and images. Bound into a 20th-century library-cloth binding, lettered in gilt on the spine.

Provenance: Harvard College Library (stamps and 1916 cancellation stamp to verso of title pages of the first seven works).

A fascinating collection spanning just over 150 years.

Comprised of:

A Form of Prayer to be used … on Wednesday the Fifth Day of April next; being the Fast-day .. London: Charles Bill and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1699. 4to, Uncut. A-E4. Mostly black letter.

A Form of Prayer to be used … on Friday the Fourth Day of April next; being the Fast-day .. London: Charles Bill and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1700 . 4to. A-E4. Mostly black letter.

[Battle of Blenheim] A Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving … to be used … on Thursday the twenty third of August next… For the late Glorious success in forcing the enemies lines in the Spanish Netherlands London: Charles Bill and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1700 . 4to, Uncut. A4, B2. Mostly black letter. (Title holed).

A Form of Prayer to be used … on Wednesday the Fourth Day of April, being the Fast-day. London: Charles Bill and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1705. 4to. Uncut. A-E4, F2. Mostly black letter.

A Form of Prayer to be used … on Wednesday the Fourteenth Day of January, being the day appointed… for a general fast and humiliation. London: Charles Bill and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1707. 4to. Uncut. A-E4, F2. Mostly black letter.

[War of the Spanish Succession] A Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving … to be used on Tuesday the sixteenth day of June next … For the conclusion of a just and honorurable peace between [Great Britain and France]. London: John Baskett and the Assigns of Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, 1713. 4to, Uncut. A-C4. Mostly black letter.

[The Plague] A Form of Prayer to be used … on Friday the Eighth day of December, being the day appointed… for a general fast and humiliation … and particularly for beseeching God to preserve us from the Plague... London: John Baskett and the Assigns of Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, 1721. Small 4to. A-D4. Mostly black letter (Close shaved).

[The Duren earthquake, etc.]  A Form of Prayer to be used … on Friday the Sixth day of February next, being the day appointed… for a general fast and humiliation … London: Thomas Baskett and the Assigns of Robert Baskett, 1756. Small 4to. A-B14, C2 (with A1, a blank, bound at the end). Uncut. Mostly black letter.

A Form of Prayer to be used … on Friday the Eleventh day of February next, being the day appointed… for a general fast and humiliation … London: Thomas Baskett and the Assigns of Robert Baskett, 1757. Small 4to. A-D4 (with A1 and D4, blanks). Uncut. Mostly black letter.

[‘Madness’ of King George] A Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving .. on Sunday the First day of March 1789. London: Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1789. Small 4to. [A]2.

A Form of Prayer to be used … on Wednesday the Twenty-seventh … of … February, being the day appointed… for a general fast and humiliation … London: Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1799. Small 4to. A-B4, C2. (Shaved with loss).

[Treaty of Paris, 30 May 1815]. A Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving .. on Thursday the Seventh day of July 1814. London: Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1789. Small 4to. A-B4.

[Cholera outbreak] A Form of Prayer to be used … on Wednesday the twenty-first day of March 1832, being the day appointed… for a general fast and humiliation … London: George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1832. Octavo. A4.

[Birth of Princess Victoria]. ] A Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving … for the safe delivery of the Queen and the happy birth of a Princess… to be used … upon Sunday the 29th … November…London: George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1840. 4to. [A2].

[Great Irish Famine] A Form of Prayer to be used … on Wednesday the Twenty-fourth day of March 1847, being the day appointed… for a general fast and humiliation … London: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. Octavo. [A4].

A Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving … to be used … on Sunday the Seventeenth day of October 1847… for the late abundant harvest. London: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. Octavo. [A4].

[Cholera outbreak] A Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving … to be used … on Thursday the Fifteenth day of November 1849… London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1849. Octavo. [A4].

A Form of Prayer to be used … on Wednesday the Twenty-sixth day of A[pril 1854, being the day appointed… for General humiliation and prayer … London: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1854. Octavo. [A4]. Unopened.


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