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The Benton Collection of Editions of the Book of Common Prayer was bequeathed by Josiah H. Benton in 1919. Benton was a trustee of the Boston Public Library from 1894 until his death on February 6, 1917, and served for many years as President of the Trustees of the Library. He bestowed much of his fortune to purchase books of “permanent value and authority, desirable for scholarly research and use,” and an equal amount of money for additions and improvement to the Library building. In addition t...


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Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Baskett, John, 1666 or 1667-1742, licensee; Sturt, John, 1658-1730, engraver; Tinney, John, 1706?-1761, printseller; Ware, Richard (Bookseller); Parkyn, Jonathan C., former owner. MB; Benton, Josiah H. (Josiah Henry), 1843-1917, former owner. MB
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All text and images are engraved
Topic: Church of England
Signatures: [a]́þ b-ćþ [chi]́þ C-2Ńþ 2O℗ø 2P-4Ćþ
Topics: Church of England, Liturgics
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Archdeacon, John, printer; Beecroft, John, -1779, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; White, Benjamin, approximately 1724-1794, bookseller; Dilly, E. (Edward), 1732-1779, bookseller; Benton, Josiah H. (Josiah Henry), 1843-1917, former owner. MB; Church of England. Parish Church of Hadstock (Essex), former owner. MB; T. & J. Merrill, bookseller
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Signatures: [pi]1 A℗ø B-Ćþ D́œ E-2Źþ 3A℗ø *A-*Ćþ
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Jugge, Richard, approximately 1514-1577, printer; Cawood, John, 1514-1572, printer; Gott, William, former owner. MB; Gott, John, 1830-1906, former owner. MB; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder. MB; Bernard Quaritch (Firm), former owner. MB
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Signatures: [superscript pi]A-[superscript pi]B́ı [superscript pi]Ćœ A-T́ı U℗£́ʻ ℗øA-Ńı
Topic: Church of England
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Whitchurch, Edward, -1561, printer; Compton, Henry C., former owner. MB; Berdmore, Scrope, former owner. MB; Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901, former owner. MB; Benton, Josiah H. (Josiah Henry), 1843-1917, former owner. MB
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This   edition   belongs   to   series   2 / 11   as   defined   on   p .  88   of   STC  ( 2nd  ed.). It is distinguished by the following features: 1. Lack  of  any foliation.  2 . A bifolium (chi ² ) signed a1  on  the first recto and containing the Act  of  Uniformity is bound-in between the title page and a 2 . 3. The initial "T"  on  a 2  has nine lines. 4. The "Black Rubric" is printed  on  an unsigned cancel (O1), the first line  of...
Topic: Church of England
Book of Common Prayer
by Tooke, Benjamin, -1716, bookseller; Battersby, William, active 1654-1706, bookseller; Wynne, John Rector of Efenechtyd, former owner; Aspinwall, Thomas, 1786-1876, former owner
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Signatures: a-d́þ A-3Úþ 3X℗ø
Topics: Church of England, Church of England, Dissenters, Religious, Dissenters, Religious
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Grafton, Richard, -1572? printer; Cranmer, Thomas, 1489-1556, editor; Westmorland, Mildmay Fane, Earl of, 1601-1666, former owner; Bullock, J.F.W., former owner
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This edition of The book of common prayer is sometimes referred to as The prayer book of Edward VI. It is one of several editions printed in 1549, two others having been issued by Grafton himself, three by Edward Whitchurch, and one (in Worcester) by John Oswen
Topic: Church of England
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Barker, Robert, -1645, printer; Lee, Henry, 1533-1611, former owner
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One of two states of the 1605 edition. In this state, the final line of leaf A1r reads "your afflictions." In the alternate state, it reads "afflictions." Consult ESTC for further information
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Bradford, William, 1663-1752, printer; Brady, Nicholas, 1659-1726. A new version of the Psalms of David, fitted to the tunes used in churches; Tate, Nahum, 1652-1715. A new version of the Psalms of David, fitted to the tunes used in churches; Brinley, George, 1817-1875, former owner. MB; Goelet, Ogden, 1846-1897, former owner. MB; Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952, former owner; Bradstreet Bindery, binder. MB
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Collation: 4to: pi² (a)-(c)⁴ chi⁴, ²(a)² A-Z⁴ Aa-Bb⁴ Cc-Ee², ²A-X². [$2 (-pi, chi) signed; (a1) numbered but not signed; 168 leaves, pp. [252], 1-64, 61-77, [3] [=336].
Topic: Bible
[8], cxl, lxiiii, xlviij, [12] leaves : 20 cm (4to)
Topic: Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Williamson, Peter, active 1660, engraver; Barker, Christopher, active 1640-1680, printer; Blaydes, Frederic Augustus, 1845-1931, former owner; Benton, Josiah H. (Josiah Henry), 1843-1917, former owner. MB; Assigns of John Bill, printer
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The title page is engraved and signed: P: Williamson scu
Topics: Church of England, Prayers
Book of Common Prayer
by Stirling, William Alexander
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[2], 147, [1] pages : 28 cm (fol. in 6s)
Topics: Bible. Psalms. English -- Paraphrases, Bible. Psalms, Psalters, Psalms (Music), Tune-books, Psalms...
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Barker, Robert, -1645, printer; Juxon, William, 1582-1663, former owner. MB; Benton, Josiah H. (Josiah Henry), 1843-1917, former owner. MB; Assigns of John Bill, printer
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Signatures: A¹² B⁸ ²A-2C⁸ 2D⁴ ; (2D4 blank).
Topic: Prayers
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Whitchurch, Edward, -1561, printer; Cranmer, Thomas, 1489-1556, editor; Gott, William, former owner; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder
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In "The Printing and the Printers of the Book of Common Prayer, 1549-1561," Peter Blayney shows that roughly 20% of the sheets in this edition are from the first edition printed by Richard Grafton (¶⁴ ¶a-¶e⁶ ¶f⁸). The remaining sheets were reprinted by Edward Whitchurch and Nicholas Hill. Blayney therefore describes this, STC 16267, as the second edition of The Book of Common Prayer.
Topic: Church of England
Book of Common Prayer
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Cum priuilegio Regiae Maiestatis -- title page
Book of Common Prayer
by Catholic Church; Pynson, Richard, -1530, printer
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Imprint from colophon
Book of Common Prayer
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Commonly called The Bishops' book
Topic: Church of England
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Barker, Christopher, active 1640-1680, printer; Williamson, Peter, active 1660, engraver; Chapman, John, 1710-1781, former owner; Chapman, Lady, former owner; Benton, Josiah H. (Josiah Henry), 1843-1917, former owner. MB; Assigns of John Bill, printer
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Signatures: A℗ø a-d́œ e℗ø A-Źœ 2áı 2A-2Ŕœ 2Śþ
Topics: Church of England, Prayers
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Gibbs, Kenneth J., former owner. MB; Benton, Josiah H. (Josiah Henry), 1843-1917, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A⁴ a⁴ B-R⁴  S²   2 A- 2 L⁴ ; L4 verso blank.
Topic: Prayers
[456] p. ; 28 cm. (fol. in 8s) in box 31 cm
Topics: Church of Scotland -- Liturgy -- Texts, Bible. Psalms. English, Anglican Communion -- Scotland --...
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Sturt, John, 1658-1730, engraver, bookseller; Lens, Bernard, 1682-1740, illustrator; Nutt, John, bookseller; Houblon, Susannah, former owner. MB; Benton, Josiah H. (Josiah Henry), 1843-1917, former owner. MB; Church of England. Thirty-nine Articles
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Signatures: A-2B́ı
Topics: Church of England, Prayers
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Whitchurch, Edward, -1561, printer; Bagnall, John Nock, 1826-1884, former owner. MB; Willett, Mary, former owner. MB
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Year of publication from STC
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Topic: Prayers
[4], iii, [1], 505, [1] p., [19] leaves of plates : 22 cm (8vo)
Topics: Church of England -- Prayers and devotions -- English, Church of England -- Prayers and devotions...
[4], 151, [1] pages : 15 cm (12mo)
Topics: Church of England -- Prayers and devotions, Winchester College, Church of England, Prayers, Hymns,...
Signatures: [pi]℗ø, A℗ø, B1, b-c℗ø, A-B́þ, Ćæ, D-Źþ, 2A-2Q́þ, 2R-3E℗ø, 3F1, 3K-3Q℗ø [...]
Topics: Bible, Bible
Colophon: Hore beatissime virginis Marie, secundum usum Sa[rum] ... Impresse Parrhisiis per Fra[n]ciscum Regnault: impensis & sumptibus eiusde[m] ... Anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo tricesimo sexto. Die vero.xxv.Maij
Book of Common Prayer
by Heylyn, Peter, 1600-1662; Heylyn, Peter, 1600-1662. Historie of episcopacie; Cotes, E. (Ellen), printer; Clarke, John, -1669, bookseller; Hodgkinson, Richard, active 1624-1668, printer; Seile, Henry, 1595-1660, bookseller; Roper, Abel, -1680, bookseller; Burgiss, Henry, former owner. MB; Young, Walter, former owner. MB; Benton, Josiah H. (Josiah Henry), 1843-1917, former owner. MB; Riviere & Son, bookbinder. MB
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In two parts, each with separate dated title page, and incorporating several previously published works. In part 1, each component has separate dated title page with continuous pagination and register, except for "The Undeceiving" which is separately paged. In part 2, "The History of episcopacy," part 1 and 2 each has separate dated title page, pagination, and register, being a reissue, with cancel title pages and foreword, of the 1642 edition, of which at least part 2 was...
Topics: Church of England, Episcopacy, Tithes
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Merbecke, John, approximately 1510-approximately 1585; Grafton, Richard, -1572? printer; Gott, William, former owner. MB; Maskell, William, 1814?-1890, former owner. MB
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"In this booke is conteyned so muche of the order of commo[n] prayer as is to be song in churches"--A2 recto
Topic: Prayers
2 pts. in 1 vol. ; 23 cm (4to), in case 31 cm
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Berthelet, Thomas, printer; Higgins, Charles Longuet, 1806-1885, former owner. MB; England and Wales. Sovereign (1536-1547 : Henry VIII); Bernard Quaritch (Firm), former owner
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A revised and enlarged edition of "The institution of a Christen man" ("The Bishops' book"), commonly called The King's book. The introduction is ostensibly by Henry VIII.--ESTC
Topic: Learning and scholarship
Book of Common Prayer
by Sternhold, Thomas, -1549; Hopkins, John, -1570; Stationers' Company (London, England), bookseller
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Signatures: A-Ṕœ Q́þ
Book of Common Prayer
by Catholic Church; Regnault, Francʹois, -approximately 1540, bookseller; Le Roux, Nicolas, printer; Constable, Edward, former owner. MB; Mussel, Ebenezar, former owner. MB; Amherst, William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, Baron, 1835-1909, former owner
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Imprinted from colophon
Signatures: [A]́þ B-3H́þ
lxvi, 344 pages 30 cm
Topics: Leofric, Bishop of Exeter, -1072, Catholic Church -- Liturgy -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 --...
[352] p. ; 21 cm (4to) in box 23 cm
Topic: Primers (Prayer books) -- Church of England -- Early works to 1800
Book of Common Prayer
by Bayly, Anselm, -1794, editor; Pearce, Thomas, 1745 or 1746-1803, former owner; Ginger, W. (William), -1803, bookseller; J. and F. Rivington (Firm), bookseller; Great Britain. Chapel Royal, former owner
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Horizontal chain lines
Topic: Anthems
[18], 36, 255, [1] leaves ; 31 cm (4to)
Topics: Catholic Church -- Liturgy -- Texts -- Early works to 1800, Catholic Church -- Prayers and...
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Wright, Thomas, -1797, bookseller, printer; Gill, W., bookseller, printer; Crowder, Stanley, -1798, bookseller; Jackson, William, -1795, bookseller; Benton, Josiah H. (Josiah Henry), 1843-1917, former owner. MB
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Signatures: Áþ-3Éþ, 3F℗ø
Topic: Church of England
Book of Common Prayer
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Signatures: A-D́þ
Topics: Church of England, Prayers, Psalms
Book of Common Prayer
by Sternhold, Thomas, -1549; Hopkins, John, -1570; Athanasius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, -373; Purfoot, Thomas, -1639 or 1640; Benton, Josiah H. (Josiah Henry), 1843-1917, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A-P⁶ Q⁴.
Topics: Bible, Psalms (Music), Psalters
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Fairfax, Thomas, former owner. MB; Fairfax, Dorothy, former owner. MB; Dent, John Henry, former owner. MB; Barker, Christopher, 1529-1599, printer
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Signatures: (.·.)⁸ ¶¹⁰ A-P⁸ Q⁶, ²A-K⁸.
4 p. ; 20 cm (4to)
Topics: Church of England -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800, Great Britain -- History --...
Imprint from colophon (d2 recto)
Topics: Church of England, Ecclesiastical law
Book of Common Prayer
by Sternhold, Thomas, -1549, translator; Hopkins, John, -1570, translator; Day, John, 1522-1584, printer
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One column, black letter
Topic: Bible
clvi, lxxij leaves : 20 cm (8vo)
Topics: Hieronymites -- Liturgy -- Texts -- Early works to 1800, Catholic Church -- Processionals,...
[7], 70 pages ; 20 cm (4to)
Topics: Church of England. Book of common prayer -- Controversial literature, Book of common prayer (Church...
Book of Common Prayer
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[464] pages ; 11 cm (16mo)
Topics: Church of England -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800, Prayers -- Early works to 1800
Book of Common Prayer
by Church of England; Barker, Christopher, 1529-1599, printer; Dyson, Humphrey, -1633, former owner. MB; Sangorski & Sutcliffe, binder. MB
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Signatures: A℗ø B-Ćþ
Topics: Church of England, Prayers