The vvorkes of Sir Thomas More Knyght, sometyme Lorde Chauncellour of England, / wrytten by him in the Englysh tonge.
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- The vvorkes of Sir Thomas More Knyght, sometyme Lorde Chauncellour of England, / wrytten by him in the Englysh tonge.
- Alternative Title
- Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght, sometyme Lorde Chauncellour of England
- More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535
- Published / Created
- Anno 1557.
- Publication Place
- Printed at London :
- At the costes and charges of Iohn Cawod, Iohn VValy, and Richarde Tottell,
(Cont.) The apology of syr Thomas More.--The debellacyon of Salem and Bizance.--The answer to the first part of the poysoned booke, whych a nameles heretike hath named the supper of the Lord.--A dyaloge of comforte agaynst tribulacyon.--A treatice to receaue the blessed body of our Lorde.--A treatice upon the passion of Chryste (unfinished)--Certein deuout and vertuouse instruccions, meditacions, and prayers made and collected by syr Thomas More knight while he was a prisoner in the towre of London.--Letters.
[Dedication]--Table of the vvorkes.--A table of many matters conteined in this booke. Collected and gathered together by Thomas Paynell preist.--Foure thinges [poems] Mayster Thomas More wrote in his youth.--The lyfe of John Picus, erle of Myrandula, with diuers epistles and other workes ... translated out of Latin.--The history of King Richard the thirde, vnfinished.--A treatyce (vnfynyshed) vppon these wordes of holy Scrypture: Memorare nouissima, et ineternum non peccabis [De quatuor nouissimis]--A dialoge concernyng heresyes and matters of religion. The supplication of soules.--The confvtacion of Tyndales avnswere.--Letter impugning the erronious wrytinge of John Frith, agaynst the blessed sacrament of the aulter.
27 cm. bount to 29 cm. In manuscript, in several hands, on verso of t.p.: "Thy boke belongeth vnto Wyllyam Goodwyn [i.e. William Goodwin, Dean of Christi Church (d. 1620)?] ... And now to me William Rop[er] knight/June 1620/ And now to Antony Rooper esqre. June 1635 And now to Edward Rooper esq. June 1643 ...". On p. 1458 is an 8-line Latin poem in manuscript, signed W.R. (i.e. Sir William Roper, great-grandson of Sir Thomas More), followed by a manuscript genealogy of the descendants of Sir Thomas More through his daughter Margaret; according to it, Sir William Roper was born in 1557 and died in 1628. With the blank leaf [paragraph]10. Bound in old leather over wooden boards, with brass clasps, bosses, and strips. On the front cover is a strip of horn, framed in brass and lettered "William Rooper knyght." Bookplate of Aldenham House, Herts. (Henry Hucks Gibbs, 1st Baron Aldenham).
Colophon: Thus endeth this boke. [paragraph] Imprinted at London in Fletestrete at the sygne of the hande and starre, at the coste and charge of John Cawod, John Walley, and Richarde Tottle. Finished in Apryll, the yere of our Lorde God, 1557 [paragraph] Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum.
Described in Hoe, III, pp. 253-254.
Edited by William Rastell, , whose name appears in the heading on [par.]2.
Gothic type in double columns.
Irregularities in paging: p. 89-96 are numbered by columns 89-104.
Signatures: [superscript pi][par.]¹⁰ [par.]⁸ a-f⁸ h-2z⁸ A-2B⁸ 2C⁸(2C5+chi1) 2D-2Y⁸ 2Z⁶.
The first quire was printed by John Cawood, the rest by Richard Tottel (STC).
Title within architectural border.
- , 88 pages, 89-104 columns, 104-1138, , 1139-1458,  pages ; 28 cm (folio)
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- Partially digitized
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- Call Number
- If M81 +a557
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Annotations (Provenance)--16th century
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
- Resource Type
- Books, Journals & Pamphlets
- Subject (Name)
Capuchins England West Sussex Stamp.
Catholic Church--Doctrinal and controversial works--Catholic authors.
Gibbs, Henry Hucks,--1819-1907--Bookplate.
Goodwin, William,--d. 1620 (?)--Autograph.
Monasterium S. Francisci Stamp.
Newcastle, John,--Duke of--Bookplate.
Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni, 1463-1494.
Rastell, William, 1508?-1565.
Richard--III,--King of England,--1452-1485.
Roper, William,--Sir,--1557-1628--Ms. notes.
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