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The church’s linen garment , by William Watts, D. D., 1646

MS. Tanner 262
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

The church’s linen garment; that is, the original and universality of the colour, stuff, and fashion of it, all historically deduced out of secular and ecclesiastical antiquity; wherein other ancient habits both of the church and commonwealth are upon this occasion inquired into, by William Watts, D. D.

Ad calc. voluminis legitur, manu ipsius auctoris, "Finisht on Whitsun Eve, 1646, on which morning the lords sent out to sir Thomas Fairfax to treate about deliuering up Oxford."


  • Creation: 1646


106 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Tanner 262

Custodial History

In operis titulo scripsit vir reverendissimus Gul. Sancroft, "The original MS. bought by me of his widow."


  • Sequitur licentia imprimendi; "Imprimatur liber hic cui titulus. ‘The Churches linnen garment,’ nec novitatis posthac incusetur quod a tam multis retro seculis probatum ostenditur. Quintilis 3, 1662. M. Franck, S. T. P., R°. D°. Ep°. Lond. a sacris domesticis."

Physical Facet

On paper, in folio

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom