Three Primers Put Forth In The Reign Of Henry Viii.
At The University Press.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches.  + lxvii + 526 +  pp. Separate half title for each primer. Main texts in modern English and spelling. Bound in contemporary morocco, boards with gilt borders enclosing decorated coat of arms of Jesus College, Oxford; spine in compartments with raised bands, elaborately decorated gilt with contrasting black morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled, sunned at top. A little wear to extremities and slight browning of flyleaves, but otherwise a very good copy. Signature on verso of first free endpaper A primer was a book of religious instruction intended for the use of young beginners of for private devotion. It 'was analogous to the modern term Prayer-Book, with the exception that a Primer was not confined to any one definite set of prayers, but contained different selections, according to the choice of the compiler; though the Creed, Pater Noster, and Ave Maria held always a prominent place in the Primers.' (Preface). Edited by Edward Burton (1794-1836), theologian, who Became Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford and rector of Ewelme in the county, in 1829. A handsomely bound copy of a scarce title.
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