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Cambridge Broadsides : [Letter of fraternity for an unknown religious house]

Hospital of Saint Sepulchre (Unidentified location, England)

Cambridge Broadsides

<p style='text-align: justify;'>These two fragments were extracted from a binding in the library of Bury Grammar School in around 1910 and presented to the Library. The volume from which they were taken is now Bury.5.7. They are part of a letter of confraternity (a form of indulgence relating to a particular religious house or order) for an institution which now cannot be identified as the heading of the document is missing. The printer is John Siberch, a native of Siegburg in Germany who came to Cambridge around 1520 and set up the town’s first printing press. Siberch’s printing business was short-lived, and these items date from late in his Cambridge career, when he was largely producing ephemeral work rather than the scholarly books with which he had begun. He left Cambridge around 1524, and ended his life as a priest in Siegburg. <br />Will Hale, Rare Books Specialist, CUL</p>

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