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(Church of England).  The new week's preparation for a worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper ... with forms of examination and confession of sins and a Companion at the altar directing the communicant in his behaviour and devotions at the Lord's table.... London [i.e., York]: Pr. from the edition of the late Edwd. Wickstead for T. Wilson & R. Spence, [between 1791 & 1794]. 12mo (15.3 cm, 6.02"). Frontis., [4], vi, 148 pp.
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[bound with] The new week's preparation for worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper, as appointed and practiced by the Church of England; part the second: Consisting of meditations, prayers, and hymns ... with a form of daily self-examination. London: Pr. from the edition of the late Edwd. Wickstead for A. Millar, W. Law, & E. Cater; and for Wilson, Spence, & Mawman, 1795. Frontis., [3]–144 pp.
        Uncommon late 18th–century editions — likely unauthorized, and => printed in York rather than London as claimed by the title-pages — of parts one and two of this standard devotional work, bound together and incorporating William Vickers' Companion to the Altar into the first part (without attribution). The volume opens with an engraved title-page, and => each part features a copper-engraved frontispiece: the first depicting a well-dressed woman praying in an elegantly appointed library, and the second the Last Supper.

See ESTC T223143 & T164949. Contemporary sheep with plain spine gilt-ruled, spine sunned and volume rubbed with front joint starting from head (lower sewing holding). One leaf with small hole affecting a few letters. Pages very slightly age-toned, otherwise clean. An attractively printed personal devotional and one => less frequently encountered than the "official" William Bent editions.  (41888)   Please RESHELVE This.


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