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  • Collection: Bibles, prayer and psalm books

The Book of Common Prayer (quarto)

The Book of Common Prayer was the first prayer book to set out the words to be spoken in church services in English rather than in Latin. It was first published in 1549 under the reign of Edward VI. In 1626 the most up-to-date version of the Book of…

The Bible in English

The Great Bible was the first officially authorised translation of the Bible in English, and was mostly made up of William Tyndale's translation. This folio edition is the most expensive book in Corbett's bookshop, valued at 14 shillings in the…

[Prayer book]

"Six little praier books guilded"

The Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptures, contained in the Old and New Testament

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The edition pictured, from the St. Nicholas Cathedral Library, is the Geneva Bible translation. This was first published in 1560 and was one of the first widely available translations of the Bible in English, predating the King James Bible by 50…

The whole Book of Psalms, collected into English Metre

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An English translation of the psalms in metre, containing sheet music of suggested tunes. The edition pictured is bound in the same volume as a Bible.

The Book of Common Prayer

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The Book of Common Prayer was the first prayer book to set out the words to be spoken in church services in English rather than in Latin. It was first published in 1549 under the reign of Edward VI. In 1626 the most up-to-date version of the Book of…