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A copy of the Book of Common Prayer

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C.P. 1686. c.1

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A copy of the Book of Common Prayer (Oxford, for M. Pitt, n. d. [but no doubt printed in about 1683-86], folio), including the Articles and Canons, with copious notes, chiefly in Latin, by dr. Edward Bernard. At the end are some manuscript pieces of the 17th century:

  1. 'Summarium Horarii...', a scheme of Latin services for a week for the use of members of the Church of England, analogous to and partly based on the Horae of the Roman Catholic Church: in the handwriting of dr. Samuel Woodford
  2. A letter from S. Woodford (to dr. Bernard) about the services used by bp. Ken in his private chapel at Wells, with a transcript of the (English) offices of Terce and Vespers, there used, Apr. 15, 1688, all in English
  3. 'Kalendarium perpetuum, sive Ephemeris syllabica, continens festa Ecclesiae Romanae,' a series of twelve Latin distichs, with notes, an early work of Adolphus Me[t]kerchus, who sent them with a preface to Franciscus Nansius, Jan. 1, 1572: the foregoing is here copied by S. Woodford, who sent them with a Latin preface and a similar 'Kalcndarium Ecclesiasticum' for the Church of England, to dr. Bernard on Feb. 2, 1657/8
  4. Notes on the Lord's Prayer, by S. Woodford, in Latin
  5. Miscellaneous notes by dr. Bernard, chiefly with a view to a revision of the Prayer Book, Articles and Canons, in Latin


  • Creation: 1572-1688


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English

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C.P. 1686. c.1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20064


A copy of the Book of Common Prayer

Biographical / Historical

Edward Bernard (1638-1696) was an astronomer and a scholar.

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. V, no. 27762

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This volume came in 1698 among dr. Bernard's printed books.

A copy of the Book of Common Prayer
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