Ordinale ad usum Sarum

The Caxton advertisement. This poster advertises Caxton’s edition of the Sarum Ordinal or Pye, the priest’s manual of variations in the Office during the ecclesiastical year. The ‘Red Pale’ in the Almonry, Westminster was Caxton’s shop. The request at the end (in Latin) not to remove the notice shows that it was meant to be attached to a wall or door: it is the earliest surviving printed advertise…