W2/X-7-5

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Shelfmark W2/X-7-5
John Fox, the Martyrologist. Actes and monuments. London: 1597.
(STC 11226a; lacks title page and colophon)
Inscription on sheet pasted on front free endpaper: This book of Martyr's, by Fox, belong's to the Chapel of St John's Hospital, without the North-Gate of the City of Canterbury. [at foot of sheet:] This Book was new Bound in 1804 by order of the Revd. Dr. Radcliff, The then archdeacon & Master of the said Hospital, at the Expense of 12 shillings.
Pencil note on front free endpaper: Repaired 1960 P.M.
This book was presumably purchased for the chapel of St John's Hospital, Canterbury in the reign of Elizabeth I. It was rebound in 1804 under the Mastership of Dr Houstonne Radcliffe (1738 or 1739–1822), Archdeacon of Canterbury from 1803 to 1822. It was repaired by the Cathedral's binder P. (Jack) Maple in 1960, presumably when it was deposited by the Hospital.