John Day's and William Seres' imperial colophon of 1549 with the verse from 1 Peter 2:17. Day and Seres inserted this single sheet into their editions of the Bible. The '.E..R.' of 'Edwardus Rex' conveniently suited the initials of his sister Elizabeth, so in 1563 Day voided '1549' and 'Vivat Rex' and reproduced the woodcut in John Foxe's first English edition of Acts and Monuments.

From Kingship and politics in the reign of Edward VI by Stephen Alford

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John Day's and William Seres' imperial colophon of 1549 with the verse from 1 Peter 2:17. Day and Seres inserted this single sheet into their editions of the Bible. The '.E..R.' of 'Edwardus Rex' conveniently suited the initials of his sister Elizabeth, so in 1563 Day voided '1549' and 'Vivat Rex' and reproduced the woodcut in John Foxe's first English edition of Acts and Monuments.
  • Fig. 6 John Day's and William Seres' imperial colophon of 1549 with the verse from 1 Peter 2:17. Day and Seres inserted this single sheet into their editions of the Bible. The '.E..R.' of 'Edwardus Rex' conveniently suited the initials of his sister Elizabeth, so in 1563 Day voided '1549' and 'Vivat Rex' and reproduced the woodcut in John Foxe's first English edition of Acts and Monuments.