What version of the Prayer book do I have?

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  1. BibleHoarder

    BibleHoarder Active Member

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    I have a prayer book, leatherbound, by Oxford, that does not seem to give a specific date, but on the box sleeve, says, "Queen Elizabeth II Prayer Book", do you guys know what version of the book this is?
     
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    I could certainly be wrong, but it seems to me that the BCP version for Elizabeth's coronation would have been the 1662 BCP. That would have been the version in use in the UK in 1953.

    Of course, if such a commemorative edition was produced elsewhere in the British Commonwealth, it might use the BCP that was in usage in that particular Dominion.
     
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    That is indeed the 1662.
     
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    And what a treasure you have there indeed! The Canadian Coronation standard is rare, but it exists - I saw a copy once, in our cathedral. An older lady had it in her purse, with the intention to donate it to the museum.

    My grandmother's was a 1662 from Cambridge, simply with "mother" embroidered in gold on the cover. Another treasure, but purely sentimental.
     
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    I sold the coronation bible. Had I known there was a corresponding prayer book, I would have saved it. Lol. Nice find!
     
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    Different publishers have a whole pile of Coronation publications from 1952. Keep an eye to eBay - a stellar source. We have a few antique shops with good discounts here, and I have found a few good old Prayerbooks and bibles.
     
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    I too have found some gems in my day. I also run the religion section of a large bookstore with new and used books, so I have had to learn serious impulse control. Lol.
     
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