The Rare Book Collection consists of approximately 5,000 books with primary emphases on:

•Early English Anglican literature
•Books of Common Prayer
•Also Several Incunabula.


This collection features books from the “Golden Era of Anglican Theology” (1549-1700) by prominent Anglican authors like:

•Thomas Cranmer
•Richard Hooker
•Lancelot Andrewes
•Jeremy Taylor
•William Law
•John Henry Newman
•And More

Explore the history of book printing, including the works of early printers like Grafton and Whitchurch, who served King Henry VIII, and John Baskerville, known for the font bearing his name.


You may review the collection’s holdings through the Bishop Payne Library catalog: Click Here

For more information contact us at Ask Librarian.