THE UNIVERSAL PRAYER-BOOK; or, Christian Assistant: Containing Meditations and Prayers for Every Day of the Week; a Discourse on the Nature and End of the Lord’s Supper; with Preparations for a worthy Reception of the Holy Sacrament; Several Zealous Exhortations, Religious Hymns, and Thanksgivings, with Devotions for a Family and private Prayers, adapted to all the States and Conditions of Life. To which are added, Discourses and Devotions proper to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church of England; a History of the Sabbath-Day, with Spiritual Employment for the same; a New Exposition of the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments. Together with an Account of the Lives, Writings, and Sufferings of the several Apostles, Evangelists, and Martyrs, who are commemorated by the Church as Witnesses to the Truths of the Gospel. Now first published from the Original Manuscripts of a late Right Reverend Bishop, by the Suffrage and under the direction of Two Eminent Divines

London: Printed for W. Griffin, 1769. 12mo. xii, 372 pp. A presentation copy, with a gilt-stamped leather label, “Presented to R. Johns / by / Mrs. Jane Deakins,” mounted to the upper board; contemporary inscription on the title page “remember [the] one thing / needful. J. Deakins.” ESTC T181075. Contemporary polished olive calf, boards framed with a double ornamental border, flat spine with embossed ornamental rules, marbled endpapers. Top edge trimmed closely in binding, taking a number of running titles and parts of others. With the defect noted, a very good copy. Item #67032

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