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The printing and the printers of The Book of common prayer, 1549-1561 / Peter W.M. Blayney. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Blayney, Peter W. M., 1944- author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
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Book
1 online resource (xxviii, 253 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
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Subjects:
Printing -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Church of England. Book of common prayer.
Church of England -- Publishing.
Summary:
Bibliographers have been notoriously 'hesitant to deal with liturgies', and this volume bridges an important gap with its authoritative examination of how the Book of Common Prayer came into being. The first edition of 1549, the first Grafton edition of 1552 and the first quarto edition of 1559 are now correctly identified, while Peter W. M. Blayney shows that the first two editions of 1559 were probably finished on the same day. Through relentless scrutiny of the evidence, he reveals that the contents of the 1549 version continued to evolve both during and after the printing of the first edition, and that changes were still being made to the Elizabethan revision weeks after the Act of Uniformity was passed. His bold reconstruction is transformative for the early Anglican liturgy, and thus for the wider history of the Church of England. This major, revisionist work is a remarkable book about a remarkable book.
Contents:
From Henry VIII to the first Edwardian prayer book
The second Edwardian prayer book
Mary's reign and Elizabeth's first Parliament
Richard Grafton's edition (STC 16291)
The first Jugge-and-Cawood edition (STC 16292)
The preliminaries : collaboration and cancels
The orphaned ordinal
The third and fourth editions
The quarto and octavo editions
The 1561 revision of the calendar
Concluding summary.
Notes:
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 24 Dec 2021).
ISBN:
1-108-93971-6