Lot 1339: Charles C Butterworth THE ENGLISH PRIMERS 1529-1545 1953 Vintage Books On Books English Reformation Frontispiece Photograph Plates Original Dust Jacket
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The English Primers (1529-1545) Their Publication and Connection with the English Bible and the Reformation in England
Author: Charles C. Butterworth
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/340 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: From the dust jacket flap:
What were the English Primers? They were, so to speak, the best-sellers of their day! Under the influence of the Protestant Reformation they were immensely popular religious handbooks designed to aid the layman in his daily devotions. they were also used to teach children how to read.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine. There is light shelf wear concentrated at the edges. The binding is solid. The bookplate of the Schorsch library is affixed to the front pastedown, with a previous owner's inscription on the front flyleaf. The frontispiece depicts Joye's "Ortulus Anime" of 1530. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal spotting. The work includes several photographic plates.
The volume has its original dust jacket with light edge wear/loss and age toning. The original price of $6.00 appears at the top of the front flap.
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