For those interested in Anglican liturgical history, particularly the Scottish Episcopalian tradition, stemming from the Nonjurors, and issuing in the American Episcopalian, and to compare and contrast their eucharistic theology with that of the Catholic Church - noting especially the different views of the Eucharistic Sacrifice, founded upon the disagreement over transsubstantiation - I would much recommend the following books available to read online:
- A Communion Office, Taken Partly from Primitive Liturgies, And Partly from the First English Reformed Common-Prayer-Book: Together with Offices for Confirmation, and the Visitation of the Sick (1718);
- Brett, A collection of the principal liturgies : used in the Christian church in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist... (1720);
- Deacon, A Compleat Collection of Devotions, Both Publick and Private... (1734);
- Rattray, The Ancient Liturgy of the Church of Jerusalem... (1744);
- Skinner, The Office for the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, or Holy Communion, According to the Use of the Episcopal Church in Scotland, with a Preliminary Dissertation, on the Doctrine of the Eucharistical Sacrifice; A Copious Local Illustration, and an Appendix, containing the Collation of Offices &c. (1807);
- Lathbury, A history of the Nonjurors : their controversies and writings ; with remarks on some of the rubrics in the Book of common prayer (1845);
- Torry & Neale, The life and times of Patrick Torry, D.D., Bishop of Saint Andrew's, Dunkeld, and Dunblane : with an appendix on the Scottish liturgy (1856);
- Dowden, The annotated Scottish communion office; an historical account of the Scottish communion office and of the communion office of the Protestant Episcopal church of the United States of America, with liturgical notes, to which is added a reprint in reduced facsimile of the edition of the Scottish office of 1764; and also reprints of the American communion office, the Scottish office of 1637, and the Nonjurors' office (1718) (1884);
- Overton, The nonjurors : their lives, principles, and writings (1902);
- Eeles, Traditional Ceremonial and Customs Connected with the Scottish Liturgy (1910);
Perry, The Scottish Liturgy: Its Value and History (1922);
- Dowden & Wilson, The Scottish communion office, 1764, with introduction, history of the office, notes and appendices (1922).
These (and others) I have been consulting lately, reading in whole or in part; but several I have known and read some years past.
It goes without saying that reference ought be made to: Procter & Frere, A New History of the Book of Common Prayer with a Rationale of its Offices (1951, orig. publ.1855); a very useful website detailing almost all versions of the Book of Common Prayer, which also includes many useful readings given as Resources on the Nonjurors; and to Grisbrooke, Anglican Liturgies of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (1958), unfortunately not available online, but which I have reread several times over the last decade and more, and from which I possess useful notes and photocopied extracts...
More than these, my son, require not.
Of making many books there is no end:
and much study is an affliction of the flesh.
(Eccles xii, 12)