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Author Comber, Thomas, 1645-1699.
Title A companion to the temple, or, A help to devotion in the use of the Common Prayer, divided into four parts : Part I. Of morning and evening prayer. Part II. Of the litany, with the occasional prayers and thanksgivings. Part III. Of the communion office, with the offices of baptism, catechism, and confirmation. Part IV. Of the occasional offices, viz. Matrimony, visitation of the sick, &c. The whole being carefully corrected, and now put into one volume / by Thomas Comber.
Publication Info. London : Printed by S. Roycroft, for Joan. Brome, R. Littlebury, R. Scot, R. Clavell, G. Wells, and R. Lambert ; in Saint Paul's Church-Yard and Little-Britain, M DC LXXXIV. [1684]
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Folio  Z-Fo Sharp C729 C73    IN LIBRARY
Description [8], 191, [7], 1, 200-427, [9], 228, [8], 243, [1] p. ; 32 cm. (fo.).
Note Title page printed in red and black.
Title in double line border.
Each part with divisional title page, each with separate pagination and register.
Signatures: A-3H⁴ 3I² ₂A-2E⁴ ₂2F⁶ ₃A-2H⁴ ₂2I².
Indexed In: Wing, C5455
ESTC R23931
Local Note NYSL copy: From the John Sharp Collection, with his signature and motto on the front free endpaper recto, reading "John Sharp 1716, Ad quid venisti?" Gift inscription above Sharp's signature reads "Ex dono Amici et Fratris dilectissimi et plurimum Reverendi W: Thorold V.D.M. apud ettleum [?] D. Martini in Campis," possibly Sir William Thorold, fifth Baronet of Thorold. With the Library's Trustees' notice on the front pastedown. First listed in the Library's 1813 catalog p. 14, and the 1838 catalog p. 59.
NYSL copy: This copy contains several pairs of cancelled, conjugate leaves. Text portions only from original cancellanda were cut out and replaced with new text, conjugal pairs appear not to have been separated. Collation of this copy reads as follows: A-M⁴ N⁴ (±N2.3) O-2F⁴ 2G⁴ (±2G2.3) 2H-3H⁴ 3I² ₂A-M⁴ ₂N⁴ (±₂N1) ₂O-R⁴ ₂S⁴ (±₂S2.3) ₂T-2B⁴ ₂2C⁴ (±₂2C1.4) ₂2D-2E⁴ ₂2F⁶ ₃A-2H⁴ ₃2I².
NYSL copy: Binding: Plain sheep, panel stamped in blind. Red morocco spine label with author and title stamped in gilt. Board edges tooled in gilt.
Subject Church of England. Book of common prayer.
Genre or Form Cancelled leaves (Printing) -- England -- 17th century.
Presentation inscriptions (Provenance) -- 18th century.
Dates (Provenance) -- 18th century.
Added Author Sharp, John, A.M. Chaplain to the Queen's forces in the province of New-York, former owner. ZNS
Roycroft, Samuel, printer.
Brome, Joanna, bookseller.
Littlebury, Robert, bookseller.
Scott, Robert, -1710?, bookseller.
Clavell, Robert, d. 1711, bookseller.
Wells, George, active 1677-1693, bookseller.
Lambert, R., active c. 1784, bookseller.
Thorold, William, active c. 1700, associated name.
Sharp Collection (New York Society Library). ZNS
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1813.
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1838.
Added Title A help to devotion in the use of the Common Prayer