The Canticle of Mary is the first prayer of the Church, a paradoxical prayer of triumph through humility that leads us to Christ. So why don't we pray it more? http://www.pbgrace.com/why-not-the-magnificat/
Amulet, 11th century; Fatimid, Egypt Ink on paper H. 9 in. (23 cm), W. 3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm) Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur’anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes. The text on this amulet is in the angular kufic script. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, is usually called "Solomon's seal."
The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church... Oxford: Printed by W. Baxter for J. Parker and C. and J. Rivington, 1825. Third Edition. Quarto. Approximately 11.5 x 8.75 inches. lxxii, 966 pages. With fore-edge paintings of religious subjects on all three edges of text (two at upper edge, four at fore-edge, and two at the lower edge).