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Catalogue of Antiquarian Books (before 1700)

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In our Catalogue this is Booknumber V74269

Author Fox, John [more usually spelt Foxe] (1516-1587)
Title ACTS AND MONUMENTS of Matters most speciall and memorable, happening in the Church, with an universall Historie of the same .. with the bloody times, horrible troubles, and great Persecutions against the true MARTYRS of Christ .. The eight time newly Imprinted. Whereunto are annexed certaine Additions of like Persecutions, which have happened in these latter times [Vol I only].
PlacePub London
Publisher 8th Edition Printed for the Company of Stationers
Date 1641
Illustrations Wood-engraved frontispiece portrait by G. Glover + engraved titlepage +fullpage description of the poysoning of King John + illustrations in the text incl. a few repeats (of martyrdom cruelties, church dignitaries etc.) + Map of England + head & tailpiece
Description Volume I only (of III) Folio in sixes early 18th century blindstamped calf with 4 raised bands and gilt red title label (hinges cracked but held by cords, edges worn, some scuffing). Frontis portrait (cut down to just outside platemark and mounted) + engraved titlepage (mounted, defective at top & fore-edge with loss to some figures also small corner loss but not to print of title or imprint) +[48]pp prelims complete but bound in wrong order (includes dedication with fine 24-line portrait of Queen Elizabeth on throne) +[76]pp "A Chronologie of Master Fox his Martyrologie" complete +1010pp and 1015-1018 of 1033pp so lacking 20 pages at the end of this first volume. There are 24 leaves of prelims with corners repaired without loss of text except in the first 2 leaves of the Kalender of Martyrs which have top & fore-margin strengthened with loss to header and part of text to first martyr. These 24 leaves are rebound in the wrong order with some leaves misplaced, but all are present and correct. Printed mainly in black letter in double columns of text with frequent side-notes (Wing 2nd ed. F2035, ESTC R29862).
Booknumber V74269
Price Price: GBP 650.00 or USD 838.00
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