Books acquired by Canterbury Cathedral in 1551
Christ Church Letters, vol. II, item 212
This list of books acquired in 1551 is probably based on the requirements of the 1547 injunctions of Edward VI for the provision of cathedral libraries:
- 8. Item, they shall make a library in some convenient place within their church, within the space of one year next ensuing this visitation, and shall lay in the same Saint Augustine's, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, Jerome, Ambrose, Chrysostom, Cyprian, Theophylact, Erasmus, and other good writers' works.
The authors listed are similar to those in the 1559 injunction to Salisbury Cathedral.
1551 The 12th of October received of Mr Joseph, being as followeth Basilius Magnus Ambrosii opera 2 vols Chrysostom opera 4 vols Theophylact Tertullianus Cirilla opera 2 vols Hilarius Athanasius Augustine 6 vols Ciprianus Lactantius Bernardi opera Epiphanius Latine Historia Ecclesiastica Eusebius Greg. Nazian. Biblia Roberti Stephani Josephua de Antiquitibus Chronie? Costat Gryphonis Biblia 2 anglic [signed] by me William Devenysshe [on reverse:] A List of books delivered to Mr Devenyshe
Transcribed by Margaret Sparks
It seems unlikely that these books would have survived the Marian period; they seem no longer to have been in the Library in 1602.
- W.H. Frere and W.P.M. Kennedy, Visitation articles and injunctions, vol. II, 1536–1557, London, 1910. p. 136.
- Frere, III, Injunction 8.
- Edward Hasted, 'Canterbury cathedral: Canons', in The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 12 (Canterbury, 1801), pp. 55-108. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-kent/vol12/pp55-108 [accessed 17 August 2016].
- Oxford College Libraries in 1556, Bodleian Library exhibition catalogue, Oxford 1956.