WLA vanda Book of Christian Prayers published by John Day London 1581



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Description Book of Christian Prayers, with woodcut illustrations

Two different copies with slight changes to illustrations
Published by John Day
English (London)

Entitled 'A booke of Christian prayers... worthy to be read... in these daungerous and troublesome dayes.. ' Open to pages 108-109.

Page 108: Text in gothic script, the end of a prayer from previous page and a second prayer. The text is framed by woodcut illustrations of skulls, a skeleton, a body on a bier and the figures of a captain and a soldier being led away by the skeletal figure of Death. One figure is shown in a shroud, tied above the head. This form of shroud went out of use around 1700.

Page 109: Text in gothic script, the end of a prayer from previous page. The text is framed by woodcut illustrations of skulls, a skeleton, a body in a body bag & wealthy merchants being led away by the skeletal figure of Death.

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