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[Church of England]: Delaune, Pierre, and John Durel [translators]
Price: 600.00 USD
London: Imprimée par R. Everingham, & se vend chez R. Bentley, & M. Magnes .., 1688. ,348,pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, gilt leather label. Corners and spine worn, head and toe of spine chipped, front pastedown loose but present; later bookplate on pastedown, signature on free endsheet: "Rich. Rycroft," possibly Sir Richard Rycroft, 1st Baronet (1736-1786). Contemporary inscription on first titlepage, some tanning and occasional light smudging, but a good copy. An uncommon printing of the revised text of the Delaune's translation of the English Liturgy (first published in 1616), and John Durel's translation of the 39 Articles. Durel (1625-1683), an Anglican clergyman and apologist, enjoyed a distinguished career and royal favor, securing a printing monopoly on this French prayer book and eventually becoming a royal chaplain in 1662. "A revised text, completed before 1665, retained much of Delaune's original, but incorporated changes embodied in the Act of Uniformity and Durel's translation of the Thirty-Nine Articles; it was published eight times between 1666 and 1695" - DNB. The Psalms included here have a separate titlepage (dated 1686) and register, though their inclusion is noted on the initial title-page. The translation into French verse is that undertaken by Clement Marot and Theodore de Beze early in the previous century. Scarce: ESTC locates ESTC locates two copies in the UK (BL and Oxford Hertford College) and two copies in North America. ESTC R28597. WING B3683AB. GRIFFITHS 36.8 (note).