BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
THE JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Church of England.
[The King's Book; or, A Necessary Doctrine and Erudition for any
Christian Man] : [1543 Jan-Mar?]
94 p. ; 20 cm. x 15 cm.
Manuscript on paper in a blackletter bookhand of a preliminary version
of The King's Book.
Text differs from the first printed edition of April 1543.
Annotation on recto flyleaf: "Wm. Herbert 1781."
Another annotation on recto flyleaf: "The Book named The Royall, was
translated and printed by W. Caxton, 1484. Again by W. de Worde, in 1507,
also without Date. This is an abstract of The necessary doctrine and
erudition for any Christian man, set forth by King Henry 8. An.o 1543."
Annotation on verso flyleaf in another hand: "Ralph Thoresby who wrote
the Antiquities of Leeds, etc--"
Annotation at head of text on p.1, in Thoresby's hand: "Don. Rev. Jo:
Astley. V.D.M. Rado. Thoresby 1713."
Annotation at left of text, in initial position, in the same hand: "This
litell treatise commonly called the King's Book was afterwards printed anno
1543 with which I collated it and marked the [disimil?] paragraphs with a
Annotation at foot of p. 6, in another hand: "William Waller," and again
at foot of p. 45: "William Waller is the owner of this Booke."
Annotation at foot of p. 19, in another hand: "Richard Waller de
Annotation at foot of p. 37, in [Thoresby's?] hand: "The arguments agt.
the authority of the Bishop of Rome are much enlarged in the Kings Book that
was was [sic] afterwards printed Apr. 1543."
Other annotations, partially effaced.
Pencil markings throughout volume, both within text and in margins.
Pot watermark on paper (Briquet 12663-65).
Binding: 20th century blind-tooled calf. Gilt lettering on spine.
Spine title reads, "The Royall. MS. 1543."
Cranmer, Thomas, 1489-1556.
Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547.
Herbert, William, 1718-1785--Ownership.
Thoresby, Ralph, 1658-1725--Ownership.
Church of England--Doctrinal and controversial works.
Institution of a Christian Man.
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