London: John Murray, 1845.
Large octavo. xl, 484p. Designed by Owen Jones with the title in red and black surrounded by an ornamental gilt border, each page chromolithographed in red and black with ruled borders, decorative designs, initial letters, and with vignette illustrations and full-page chromo plates highlighted in gold. Bound by Remnant Edmonds & Remnants in full black highly embossed relievo style leather over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., gilt spine title on a red label. A good bit of foxing to a few front leaves and several rear leaves, the binding uncommonly nice with only minor wear. Item #21743
This copy with full-page calligraphed and hand-colored presentation on flyleaf.
"Murray's Book Of Common Prayer is one of the important examples of Owen Jones's commercial decoration, but it made a loss for the publishers." McLean. Victorian Book Design p. 66.
Girffiths. 1850, no. 26.