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1685 prayers for Kings CHARLES I and JAMES II

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Offered for sale by Adam Langlands of 'Shadowrock Rare Books' - for more information please contact him via email at [email protected] 

[BOOK of COMMON PRAYER, King Charles I execution, and King James II begins his reign]. A Form of Prayer with Fasting, to be us’d yearly upon the 30th of January, being the day of the martyrdom of the blessed King Charles the First: to implore the mercy of God, that neither the guilt of that sacred and innocent bloud, nor those other sins, by which God was provoked to deliver up both us, and our King into the hands of cruel and unreasonable men, may at any time hereafter be visited upon us, or our posterity….  [A Form of Prayer with Thanksgiving to Almighty God; To be used in all churches and chapels within this realm, every year, upon the sixth day of February; being the day on which his Majesty [James II] began his happy reign.]. London: printed by the Assigns of John Bill deceas’d, [etc.]. 1685. 2 parts in one (as issued), small quarto (7 3/16 x 5 3/4in; 183 x 146mm). Pp. [1-32], including final blank. (Dampstained). Old wrappers, backed with vellum. Provenance: Anne Sandford (early signature).

Issued by King James II towards the end of his first year as monarch: a reminder of his father’s execution and James’s assumption of the crown after the death of his brother, Charles II. ESTC R31302.

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