1785 Antique 18thc *first Unitarian Prayer Book* Liturgy Episcopal Church Boston
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1785 Antique 18thc *first Unitarian Prayer Book* Liturgy Episcopal Church Boston:
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...…The 18th century Book in this sale is not only very rare, but is also a very important piece of History in the evolution of the Episcopal Church. The first Episcopal Church of Boston, which was known as King’s Chapel, was erected in 1749. Throughout the Revolutionary War and years after the Church under-went many changes. Many members of the Congregation began to change their views when it came to the Holy Trinity and in 1785, the First Episcopal Church of Boston, referred to as King’s Church, created its revision of their prayer book. This revision was officially the "First Prayer Book" for the Unitarianism Theological Movement. This movement was named for its understanding of God as one person, which was in direct contrast to Trinitarianism, which defines God as three persons who coexist as one being. I found a Religious Timeline which states that “1785: Liturgy of King's Chapel, Boston, revised to omit references to the Trinity.”
……This sale is for an authentic, 1785 first printing of this first Unitarian Prayer Book. It is titled, “Liturgy Collected Principally from the Book of Common Prayer, for the use of the First Episcopal Church, in Boston, Together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David.” This book measures 7 ½” by 5” by 1 ½” thick and states that one is to “Continually pray to God the Father, by the Mediation of our only Saviour Jesus Christ, for the Heavenly Assistance of the Holy Ghost.” This leather-bound book was printed, in Boston, by Peter Edes in 1785. It is in complete, original condition however, it should be seen by a professional conservator.
…… A previous owner has written his name “?lotham Cummings D??ing” in pencil along the top of the title page. Also, as you can see in our photographs, there is wear to the original leather covers & spine, and although there are guaranteed to be no pages missing, the binding is loose. The pages have an overall toning, but there are no tears or repairs. … This very rare & important Unitarian Prayer Book is one of only two I can find on the net. The other example, which had been re-bound, was valued at over $2000.00. Regardless, this rare and important 18th century Unitarian Prayer Book has been listed without any reserve!
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