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CATHOLIC CHURCH
[Liturgies. Breviaries. Salisbury. 1555]
Portiforium seu Breuiarium, ad insignis Sarisburiensis, ecclesie vsum: accuratissime castigatum, cum multis annotaciu[n]culis ac litteris alphabeticis, Euangeliorum & Epistolarum, capitolorumq[ue] originem indicantibus: que nusq[ue] hucusq[ue] fuerunt addite. Pars hyemalis.
Impress. Londini [per Johannes Kyngston. et Henricus Sutton], 1555.
[10], i--cxvii [i.e. 114], [4], i--cxiiii, [41] leaves; 21.4 cm. (4º)

Published in two volumes; 'Pars hyemalis' only is in the Soane Museum. Black letter, printed in red and black. Printers' names from colophon of 'Pars hyemalis', which reads: 'Breviarium seu Portiforium ad vsum ecclesie Sarisburiensis. Londini impressum, per Johannes Kyngston. et Henricus Sutton typographi. Anno d[omi]ni Millesimo quinge[n]tesimo quinquagesimo quinto. Die vero septima mensis Martij.' and 'Registrum'. The Soane copy collates as follows: [cross]8 chi2 A--O8 P4 (P4 blk) a--o8 p4 2A--D8 2E4 (2E4 blk?). P4 and 2E8 are blanks (the latter not present in the Soane copy as described above). The foliation is irregular throughout but text and register are complete. The title is printed in a woodcut portico frame. Previously identified with STC 15833 and ESTC s124967, however the identification is insecure as the signatures and foliation do not match those of any 1555 edition of this work in ESTC, and further investigation is required.

Copy Notes Imperfect; the second part only, wanting the 'Pars estivalis', and lacking 2E4 in 'Pars hyemalis'. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper in a late seventeenth- or eighteenth-century hand Ex Lib Joan Bromfield and in an eighteenth or early nineteenth-century hand: I. Shepherd 6. Inscribed in ink on verso of front free-endpaper an explanation about Osmund Bishop of Salisbury and of the origin of the Salisbury rite vide Rapin Vitæ page 221 fol; and in pencil Printed in the 3d: year of Mary-. Inscribed in ink in a seventeenth-century hand on verso of final leaf Hic Liber p[er]tinet ad Willi[el]mi Andr[ae?] vicarii de Wendon. William Andrew is not listed in Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, 1541--1857, 1986. Folded ALs tipped-in before front free-endpaper, dated Office of Works / 27th Novr. 1833 / My dear Soane - / Should the accompanying Book be worth / your acceptance, it will afford me great / pleasure, if you will allow it a place amongst / your valuable collection - I am happy / to hear you are returned to town in good / health. - / And remain / yrs. most faithfully / B.C. Stephenson, previously folded as an envelope addressed to Sir John Soane --- Lincoln's Inn Fields, with red wax seal. Colonel Sir Benjamin Charles Stephenson (c. 1766--1839) was Surveyor-General of the Office of Works with whom Soane was long associated.

Binding C17th mottled calf, blind-panelled covers, spine-label lost. Lozenge-shaped paper label with library shelf-mark in ink 1075 / 4 attached at head of spine.

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