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Codicology:Paper, 256 x 173 mm, (10.3 x 7.5 in.), two volumes of 400-500
leaves each. Cent. xvii, in the author's
autograph. In vellum wrapper folding over, fastened with ribbons
Provenance:Given by Edward Boys, nephew of the author, in
1641. The donor was Fellow in 1631 and died about 1672.
Dr John Boys died Dean of Canterbury in 1625.
Research:This work, or one of the same nature, was
printed at London in 1622 (and 1630).
Foliation: Unfoliated at present. Partially imaged: front cover exterior and back cover exterior
John Boys, Postils (Volume 1)
Dr. John Boy's postills on the principal scriptures, the
dominical and festival epistles and gospels, and the proper psalms used in the liturgy.
Ex dono magistri Edwardi Boys nuper socii collegii et
praedicti doctoris ex fratre nepotis, Martii 18 A.D. 1641
contains postils for the remaining Sundays, for Saints' days and for special occasions