Missal. Use of Sarum
MISSALE SECUNDU[M] USUM INSIGNIS ECCLESIE SAR[UM]. (ROUEN: MARTIN MORIN FOR JEAN RICHARD, 26 NOVEMBER 1510)
Median folio (325 x 212mm.), printed in red and black throughout, title-page with woodcut, woodcut illustrations, woodcut initials printed in red and black, typeset music on a 4-line stave, 4 leaves of the Canon of the Mass on vellum with 2 full-page illustrations with contemporary colouring, printer's device on final verso, contemporary English blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, some deletions and crossing out (see below), later sixteenth-century notes in English above printer's device, A1, L2-6, M1, P5, e2 and e6-7 torn and repaired at lower corner, some small wormholes in first and last few quires, rebacked and repaired at edges, lacking two clasps, boards slightly wormed
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Sir Adrian Fortescue (c.1481-1539), inscription on verso of title-page with heraldic motto and the date 1536; bookplate with motto "Studio minuente laborem" of Thomas Sharp (1770-1841), antiquary of Coventry, signed T.S., part of his library "scientific and miscellaneous" sold in these rooms, 23 July 1858, but this work is not in the catalogue; Law Society, bookplate and stamps on title-page
Sir Adrian Fortescue, a relation of Anne Boleyn (his mother was her great aunt), was executed for treason in 1539, on unknown grounds, though possibly because he was connected to the Pole family; he was later considered a martyr for the Catholic cause and beatified in 1895. He is also known to have owned a book of hours in which, as in this book, he corrected the text according to the King's instructions (such as deletions of St Thomas a Becket and the word "Papa", Pope); here he also included under his inscription the bidding prayer which stated that Henry was supreme head of the Church, and at the end he wrote "God save the king". In the calendar are mentions of family deaths, including that of his wife Anne in 1518. (For further information, see entry by R. Rex in ODNB).
Rép. bibl. xvie siècle, Rouen, Morin 32; STC 16187; Weale-Bohatta 1414; the single sheet is unrecorded