King Henry's Prayer Book

Illustrated by Jean Mallard
Limited to 980 hand-numbered copies

 This facsimile of Henry VIII’s Psalter, his personal prayer book, is annotated in his own hand. To own it is to own a piece of history.

Limited Edition

Few treasures in the British Library evoke such a powerful reaction from visitors as the private prayer book of King Henry VIII, shelf mark BL Royal MS 2A XVI. This Latin Psalter was one of Henry’s most cherished possessions, a book he pored over and annotated throughout. His marginal notes, which can be clearly read, give us an unrivalled insight into the private thoughts and spiritual concerns of the king. To own it is to own a piece of history and to have the most intimate link with this remarkable monarch.

Facsimile

Limited to 980 hand-numbered copies
Bound in red velvet with brass corners and clasps
260 pages
Illustrated capitals throughout
7 full-colour miniatures
Gilding on all three page edges
8½" x 5¾"

 
Commentary volume

Commentary on Henry VIII’s reading practices and the Psalter by James P. Carley
Bound in black buckram blocked in gold foil on front and spine
96 pages
8½" x 5¾"
 
Presentation box

Bound in black buckram blocked in gold foil on front and spine

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