Skip to comments.Found: Pages From One of the First Books Ever Printed in England (for Catholic priests)
Posted on 05/10/2017 1:41:05 PM PDT by NYer
You never know what you’ll find in an old book. Tom Murphy VII/CC BY-SA 3.0
Pages from one of the first books ever printed in England have been discovered after being hidden away for decades in the pages of a different text.
According to The Independent, librarians at the University of Reading recently found two pages from a priest’s handbook called Sarum Ordinal or Sarum Pye, which had been pasted inside of another book to reinforce its spine. A librarian working to restore that book noticed and pulled out the pages from the priest’s handbook; they date to between 1476 and 1477.
The book was originally obtained by the university in 1997 as part of a larger lot they purchased for £70,000. The two pages alone are now valued at around £100,000.
If you’re in town, you can see them for yourself: they are currently on public display at the library’s special collections department.
I dunno. That reference to McRibs just before the third paragraph mark from the bottom looks pretty anachronistic.
It says: Beware the lust for a McRib sandwich, else thou shalt burn forevermore!...............
The McRibb clan were Scottish benefactors of St. Augustine of London
McRib sandwich will make your stomach burn forevermore ...
Overly translated. It says, “Thou shalt not lie bread (money) upon the McRibb who has lied apon bread (money), nor lust after the sauciness thereof, else thou shall burn like the swine who were afflicted by the swine of the Demoscene demoniac .”
As you see, clearly, this refers to giving money to McRibbs who were using their funds for bribing clerics. Wait... bread... swine... sauce... Oh, brother. This is going to be one of those exegesis wars, isn’t it?
#1 NYer ~ thanks for the ping, and an excellent post.
It’s a pity that your post has been hijacked by the Burger King crowd...
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.
isn’t limiting comments on your posts to priests a bit narrow?: “(for Catholic priests)” Just joking.
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Thrilling! Hope to hear follow-ups on this amazing discovery.
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