A testimonie of antiquitie : shewing the auncient fayth in the Church of England touching the sacrament of the body and bloude of the Lord here publikely preached, and also receaued in the Saxons tyme, aboue 600. yeares agoe
- Uniform Title
- Sermo de sacrificio in die Pascae. English & Anglo-Saxon
- Imprinted at London : By Iohn Day, dwelling ouer Aldersgate beneath S. Martyns, [1566?]
- Physical description
- 48, 50-75,  leaves ; 15 cm (8vo)
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- The first edition of the first printed Old English text, and the first book printed using Anglo-Saxon types.
- Publication date
- Title Variation
- In die Sancto Pascæ. A sermon on Easter day
- Testimonie of antiqvitie
- A translation of: Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham. Sermo de sacrificio in die Pascae.
- Edited by John Joscelyn and Matthew Parker.
- At foot of title: Cum priuilegio Regiæ Maiestatis.
- Publication date conjectured by Pollard.
- The sermon is in Anglo-Saxon and English on facing pages.
- Running title reads: In die Sancto Pascæ. A sermon on Easter day.
- With a final colophon leaf.
- In this edition the preface is foliated.
- Variant: title page omits "Cum priuilegio."
- Signatures: A-L⁸.
- Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 159.5
- English short title catalogue, S122220
- Action note
- Cons. Trans. #5400.
- Special Collections & University Archives copy 1: Binding: resewn in original limp vellum binding, which is a fragment of a twelfth-century manuscript of the fourth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles with marginal and interlinear glosses; lacks spine. Fore-margin of the title page torn away with no loss of text; slight loss to an early inscription at the head of the title. Provenance: Rychard Ballett (signature in both secretary hand and italic); Broughton Lib. (inscription).
- Related Work
- Bible. Acts.
- England -- London, -- publication place.
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