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<i>Sarum Primer. Nativity Scene</i>. Click to enlarge.

Sarum Primer. Title Page. The short reign of the catholic Queen Mary produced this officially sanctioned Primer, the Middle English term for a Book of Hours. It is a cheaply printed edition on paper. HRC BX 2090 A2 1555. Printed by John Wayland, London, 1555. Bilingual text in Latin and English. Leaf size ca. 7.5 x 5.5 in.

<i>Sarum Primer. Nativity Scene</i>. Click to enlarge.

Sarum Primer. Nativity Scene. This standard scene for the hour of Prime is probably copied from a manuscript Book of Hours. Note the privileged position of the English text and the subordinate location of the smaller-sized Latin text. HRC BX 2090 A2 1555, fol. G2v. Printed by John Wayland, London, 1555. Bilingual text in Latin and English. Leaf size ca. 7.5 x 5.5 in.