Church of England, Booke of Common Prayer, 1596 - Colophon (printer's imprint), title page of Psalms.

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Date:1596

Description:Shakespeare’s own prayer-book.

This little prayer-book which may have belonged to William Shakespeare, as several signatures in parts of the text indicate, was printed by the Queen’s printer, Christopher Barker, in 1596. It was bound with a 'Book of Psalms' which bears a simple ornamental border on its title page, printed by John Windet two years earlier.

Full title: The booke of Common Prayer. London, Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1596. Bound with, The whole booke of psalms, 1594.


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