Liber Quorundam Canonum Disciplinae Ecclesiae Anglicanae, Anno 1571.
Final Revisions to the 39 Articles [Church of England]. Liber Quorundam Canonum Disciplinae Ecclesiae Anglicanae. Anno 1571. [London: Printed by John Day, 1571]. 23,  pp. Cancel slip affixed to p. 21. Quarto (6-3/4" x 5"). Recent three-quarter calf over marbled boards, blind fillets to boards, gilt title, gilt publication date and blind fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to interior, faint dampstaining to several leaves, mostly to margins, cancel slip partially detached but secure. $1,250. * First Latin printing. The Liber Quorundam of 1571 was the final set of revisions to the 39 Articles of Religion, the doctrinal foundation of the Church of England, U.S. Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church in North America, as well as congregations in the Anglican Communion and Anglican Continuum. Formulated as 10 articles in 1536, this body of laws attained its final form in 1571 under the direction of Queen Elizabeth. The Liber Quorundam concerns Articles 3 (De Episcopis), 5 (De Decanis Ecclesiarum), 8 (De Archidiaconis), 9 (De Cancellariis. &c.), 14 (De Aedituis Ecclesiarum), 19 (De Concionatoribus), 20 (De Residentia), 21 (De Pluralitatibus, De Ludimagistris) and 22 (De Patronis, &c.). The ESTC records three variants of the 1571 issue. They are distinguished by the penultimate paragraph of leaf G3r (p. 21), which is the revised Article 21. Variant 1 is uncorrected. In Variant 2, our copy, the text is covered with a cancel slip adding additional content. Variant 3 has a corrected text. Not in Beale. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) S122549.
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