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Short treatises on the Sabbath

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MS. Bodl. 538
Held at the Weston Library

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Short treatises on the Sabbath, etc., of the first half of the 17th cent.:

  1. Fol. 1. 'My last writing concerning the Sabbath ...', by 'Tho: Broade', dated 'from Rendcomb in Gloucestershire, 1632': in nine chapters with preface: prepared for the press, autograph
  2. Fol. 11. 'An Answere to the Supplemente or Second parte of Mr. [Henry] Burtons worke, intituled, The Law and the Gospeli reconciled ... [printed 1631] By Theophilus Brabourne': in six sections with preface: written in several hands
  3. Fol. 43. A copy of Walter Mape's (Apocalypsis, or) Rhithmi vetustissimi de corrupto Ecclesiae statu (beg. 'A tauro torrida'), edited by John Bale and printed in 1546, prepared for a new edition in 1623 with corrections, additions, and a new translation of the preface and verses into English
  4. Fol. 62. 'A confutation of Mr [Theophilus] Brabournes Sabbathdoctrine ... [printed 1628] By Thomas Broad', autograph, abt. 1629
  5. Fol. 73. 'Two treatises, the one concerninge the Sabboath or seventh day, the other concerninge the Lords day or first of the weeke. By Thomas Broade', about 1630, with preface and epilogue: apparently a copy


  • Creation: Made up of several separate treatises written about 1623-1632


100 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 538, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 538

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17924


Short treatises on the Sabbath

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 2259

Custodial History

Manuscript 2899 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received about 1635, as it is in the printed Appendix to the Bodleian Catalogue, of that date.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 5/8 × 6 5/8 in.

Short treatises on the Sabbath
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom