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Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments

S. Collingwood1839

Royal Collection Trust, UK

Royal Collection Trust, UK

This Book of Common Prayer was given to Queen Victoria on her wedding day by her mother, the Duchess of Kent, and was the companion volume to the green velvet prayerbook bestowed upon Prince Albert by his future mother-in-law. The binding was decorated with Victoria's monogram on the front board, and on the back with a metal cartouche containing the date of their marriage, 10 February 1840.
Inscribed inside the front board: 'Given To my beloved Victoria on her Wedding Day by Her most affectionate Mother'.

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  • Title: Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments
  • Date Created: 1839
  • Publisher: Oxford : S. Collingwood
  • Provenance: Presented to Queen Victoria by her mother, the Duchess of Kent, 10 February 1840
  • Physical Dimensions: w80 x h111 mm
  • Type: Books & Manuscripts
  • Rights: Supplied by Royal Collection Trust / (c) HM Queen Elizabeth II 2012
  • External Link: http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/1057741
  • Medium: Printed book. Bound in pink velvet

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