Item 34 - The Book of Common Praise

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The Book of Common Praise

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  • Continuation of title: Full title statement as follows: "The Book of Common Praise, being The Hymn Book of The Church of England in Canada, Compiled by a Committee of the General Synod. The Music edited by Sir George C. Martin, Mus. Doc. Organist of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England.

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CA PEI SPCA 016-34

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  • 1908 (Creation)
    Hendry Frowde
    Toronto: 25-27 Richmond Street West, London and New York

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1 published book, 600 pages, 20.5 x 14 cm
The cover is embossed with the title "The Hymn Book"

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The publication forms part of the collection of bibles, service books, and religious publications collected by the church over the years and brought together by St. Peter's Cathedral Archives volunteers.

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This book appears to be a draft of the Book of Common Praise hymn book being developed by the Hymnal Compilation Committee for use in the Church of England in Canada. It is understood that Reverend Canon James Simpson was a member of the committee, but his name does not appear on the list of committee members on p. v. of the publication. His signature appears at the top of the title page.

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The book is marked "draft" on the spine, and the first 100 pages have sample hymns included.

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