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BERNARD, Nicholas (d. 1661)
The life & death of the most reverend and learned father of our Church, Dr. James Usher, late Arch-Bishop of Armagh, and Primate of all Ireland. Published in a sermon at his funeral at the Abby of Westminster, Aprill 17. 1656. And now re-viewed with some other enlargements. By Nicholas Bernard, D.D. and preacher to the honorable Society of Grayes-Inn, London.
London: printed by E. Tyler, and are to be sold by J. Crook, 1656.
[14], 119, [7] p., frontis. port. ; 16.5 cm. (8º)

With three leaves at the end containing a bibliography of works by Ussher and advertisements. Bernard had been chaplain to Dr Ussher, organized the funeral and became the self-appointed custodian of his reputation, posthumously publishing several of Ussher's works. Wing B2012; Thomason E.1584[2]; ESTC r203861.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the frontispiece portrait of Archbishop Ussher. Inscribed in ink on final page Robert Stede / his Book / 1698. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper C Gurdon / March 6th 1755; with pencil inscription Fine head and price 2/6, presumably prior to the loss of the portrait. A further ownership inscription apparently excised from the title-page. Some pencil markings.

Binding C17th sheep, blind double-rued borders, paper spine-label, ink-lettered 'Life of Dr James Usher'.

Reference Number 4775


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