HERMAN V. von Wied, archbishop of Cologne (d.1552). A simple and religious consultati of us Herman by the grace of God Archbishop of Colone and Prince Electoure &c ... by what meanes a Christian reformation, and founded in Gods worde, of doctrine, administrati of devine sacramentes, of ceremonies ... may be begon among men committed to our pastorall charge ... Perused by the translator therof and amended in many places, 1548. Edited by Martin Bucer and Philip Melanchthon. London: John Day, .
Small 8° (135x90mm). Collation: A-Y8 Aa-Pp8 Qq4. Armorial woodcut on verso of title, woodcut of St. John the Evangelist at end. (Some sidenotes cropped; title slightly inkstained.) 18th-century red morocco gilt (rubbed and joints worn), edges gilt. Provenance: James Chelsum (1740-1801) with bookplate; Bute bookplate; Luton, pencilled inscription.
Second edition in English, first published in 1547. This was the principal source for the 1548 Order of the Communion, that preceded the first Book of Common Prayer of 1549. Cf. E.C.Ratcliff, The booke of common prayer of the Churche of England. (1949) p.13. STC 13214