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The New Week's Preparation For a Worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper,


The New Week's Preparation For a Worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper, As Recommended and Appointed By the Church of England, Consisting of Meditations and Prayers for the Morning and Evening of every Day in the Week: 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; Also Meditations to enable us to live well after receiving the Holy Sacrament. To which are added A Morning & Evening Prayer for the Closet or Family &c. The Thirty-sixth Edition.

Two engraved frontispieces and engraved titles.

Two parts in one. 12mo. [169 x 98 x 23 mm]. [1]f, ix, [i], 156 pp; 156pp. Bound in contemporary calf, the covers with blind chain roll border. The spine divided into six panels with raided bands flanked by gilt double fillets, lettered in the second on a red goatskin label, plain endleaves and edges. (Slightly rubbed).
London: printed by Assignment from the Executors of the late Edw.d Wicksteed, for Jn. Hinton, in Paternoster Row, near Warwick Lane, [c.1772]

A fine copy, from the library at Invercauld Castle, Braemar.

First published by Edward Wickstead in 1737, and in Dublin the same year. The 33rd edition was probably printed between 1766 and 1770, and John Hinton died in 1781. ESTC lists 11 copies of this 36th edition of Part I (British Library, Liverpool University, National Library of Scotland, Oxford x2, National Trust, Wesley College; General Theological Seminary, Huntington, Perkins School of Theology, University of New Brunswick).

The authority to print is printed on the recto of the first frontispiece and the verso of the first title. There is a foot-note: "Beware also of a Book intitled, The New Week's Preparation for the worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper, Improved, &c (pretended to be printed at Glasgow, London, and several other Places) which for some Time past has been sold in and above Manchester, and has been published, as it is presumed, with the same lucrative Views, as that above-mentioned".

The frontispiece to Part I ("Engraved and Printed only for J. Hinton, according to an Act of Parliament") shows a lady at prayer, surrounded by her books, some of which display their abbreviated titles on the fore-edges, including "New Duty Man", "Holy Bible", "Corr.t Prayers", "Nelson Festivals" and "New Manual". The second frontispiece depicts the Last Supper.

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