The Book of Common Prayer. Changi.
The Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer

London, William Clowes and Sons, [circa 1930s].

Ruby 32mo, bound in cloth with the front cover blind-stamped 'Official Copy' with the British coat of arms; signs of use and wear inside and out, but still a very decent copy.

Both front and rear flyleaves are stamped 'Garrison Adjutant, Changi. No...... 31 Oct 1934'. Although its presence at Changi dates back to the peacetime military base developed in the early 1930s for the British Far East Command, the prayer book comes from the estate of Sir Alexander Russell Downer (1910-1981), a prisoner of war at Changi from 1942 to 1945, and it is clearly an artefact with a significant connection to the infamous prison.

Item #106319

Price: $450.00

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