1640 1ed 39 Articles Thomas Cranmer Henry VIII English Reformation VERY RARE

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An extremely important first edition of ‘Reformatio Legum Ecclesiasticarum’, a work on ecclesiastical law when Henry VIII initiated the English Reformation and separation of the Church of England from the Catholic Church and papal rule. Thomas Cranmer was closely tied to the king, both politically and as a friend, and was an important figure in the development of this work. This work established laws and regulations for the church including prayer, music, testimony, excommunication, judicial cases, and political ties to the church. Other topics covered in this work involved domestic disputes such as divorce, as well as more controversial topics including calling nonconformity to the church ‘superstitions and idolatrous’. (Hawkins II, 537).

 

This 1640 reworking of the ‘Thirty Nine Articles’ was translated out of the original English and into Latin by John Cheke, and, in 1553, were reportedly published in the name of King Henry VIII. This translation was the beginning of what would lead to Thomas Cranmer’s being burned alive. Much of the contents of this compilation was used by John Foxe in his portrayal of Cranmer in his ‘Book of Martyrs’.

 

According to the British Museum Catalogue, this work is

“A code of ecclesiastical law, intended for use in the Church of England, but never ratified by Parliament. Drawn up in 1552 by Commissioners headed by Thomas Cranmer. Edited, with the later additions and amendments of Matthew Parker, by John Fox, the martyrologist.”

 

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1640 1ed 39 Articles Thomas Cranmer Henry VIII English Reformation VERY RARE

 

An extremely important first edition of ‘Reformatio Legum Ecclesiasticarum’, a work on ecclesiastical law when Henry VIII initiated the English Reformation and separation of the Church of England from the Catholic Church and papal rule. Thomas Cranmer was closely tied to the king, both politically and as a friend, and was an important figure in the development of this work. This work established laws and regulations for the church including prayer, music, testimony, excommunication, judicial cases, and political ties to the church. Other topics covered in this work involved domestic disputes such as divorce, as well as more controversial topics including calling nonconformity to the church ‘superstitions and idolatrous’. (Hawkins II, 537).

 

This 1640 reworking of the ‘Thirty Nine Articles’ was translated out of the original English and into Latin by John Cheke, and, in 1553, were reportedly published in the name of King Henry VIII. This translation was the beginning of what would lead to Thomas Cranmer’s being burned alive. Much of the contents of this compilation was used by John Foxe in his portrayal of Cranmer in his ‘Book of Martyrs’.

 

According to the British Museum Catalogue, this work is

“A code of ecclesiastical law, intended for use in the Church of England, but never ratified by Parliament. Drawn up in 1552 by Commissioners headed by Thomas Cranmer. Edited, with the later additions and amendments of Matthew Parker, by John Fox, the martyrologist.”

 

Item number: #3358

Price: $1250

 

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Reformatio legum ecclesiasticarum : ex authoritate primum Regis Henrici 8. inchoata, deinde per Regem Edovardum 6. provecta, adauctáque in hunc modum, atq[ue] nunc ad pleniorem ipsarum reformationem in lucem edita.

 

Londini : Typis T.H. & R.H., impensis Laurentii Sadler, 1640.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [16], 303, [1]
  • References: STC 6008; Hawkins, General History of Science and Practice of Music;
  • Language: Latin
  • Provenance: Handwritten
    • Lionell Gatford
      • Lionell Gatford was a 17th-century Church of England clergyman and royalist supporter during the English Civil War
    • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
    • Size: ~7.5in X 6in (19cm x 15cm)
    • Very rare with no other example for sale worldwide

 

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3358

Categories

European History

Religion

Authors

Church of England

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete