London: John Day, 1578. "This (says Ames) is a curiously printed book, equal to the Stephens', and has the same coat of arms at the end [lacking in this copy], as the Catechism of 1577 ... Herbert has been entirely indebted to Ames for his description of this rare little bo. ESTC S113382. STC 2nd ed. 18728. See: Foster Watson, The English Grammar Schools to 1660: Their Curriculum and Practice, 2019. Item #802
London: John Day, 1578. 8vo. Collation: A-Q8 (lacking two leaves: Q7-8 at end containing final portion of Latin text, Errata and John Day's coat of arms). Text in Greek and Latin on facing pages. Title-page surrounded with typographical ornaments, 10-line initial "H" on A2r, elaborate typographical ornament on A5 (repeated on final leaf). Contemporary vellum, traces of two alum-tawed leather ties at the fore-edge, later MS lettering on spine. Imperfect and priced accordingly; the textblock is quite fresh, and is preserved in what appears to be its first binding.
A fresh copy of an Early English Catechism printed by John Day, in Latin with a Greek translation. As is well known, the Catechism became one if the principal vehicles for teaching the young in Elizabethan England.