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Sterling Silver Later Mounted Book Of Catholic Devotions Religious Antique Edwardian Circa 1906

Martin Langdon


A Fantastic Antique Edwardian Period Sterling Silver Book Front from a Book of Common Prayer later Mounted in the late circa 1920's to a contemporary small Leather Bound Book of Religious Devotions.

The Silver Front to the book is embossed with the three dimensional image of a lady swooned at a Cross at a Cairn, to her feet a hand is raising through the a Coffin Lid and the rocks of the Cairn signalling Resurrection, the book itself is titled 'Nearer To God' as series of Catholic Faith Devotions together with the order of Confirmation and the order For Holy Communion.

In Good Condition for age but there are obvious signs of wear, the book front having been through two Great Wars, the book of devotions the second world war and no doubt was used regularly.

The Silver Mount to the book front is marked for Birmingham assay office circa 1906 , the book itself reveals it to be printed in circa 1928, all pages are intact, some wear is present to the binding and there are signs of foxing and sepia to the pages.

The Book when closed shut measures 12 cm x 7.7 cm x 1 cm and weighs 83 Grams or 2.66 Ounces.

Lots of Character, Highly Collectible and certainly one for the shelf of Old and gold books.