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Author: Fox, John (1516-1587) with preface here by K.L. Kirkman
Title: THE LIVES, SUFFERINGS & DEATHS, OF THE CHRISTIAN MARTYRS & REFORMERS, compiled from Fox's Book of Martyrs, With Original Notes & Reflections on each Life. To which is added an account of the Batholomew Massacre in France, and the Great Persecution under L
PlacePub: London
Publisher: J.S. Jordan, No.180 Fleet Street.
Date: 1802 from London Star publisher's advert.
Illustrations: Copperplate frontis & titlepage with large oval vignette of Proto-Martyrs + 22 finely engraved plates (as listed) by Burney, Richter et al. engraved by Grignion, W.J. Turner et al.

Quarto early 19th century marbled calf, gilt ruled and decorated spine compartments with green label gilt FOXs BOOK OF MARTYRS (corners worn, hinges starting to crack but boards firmly attached), fine marbled endpapers. Frontis + engraved titlepage +[iii]-Lviii +434pp +[4]pp index & plate list. Names on endpapers William Thomas, Sandown Parsonage 1851 and Lilian A. Mansel, Caerleon 19th Mar 78, very light foxing to some text pages and to margins of some plates, else clean & crisp throughout. *This abridged version of Fox's Book of Martyrs was advertised in the London Star of 19 Nov 1802, as "in Quarto, Ornamented with Engravings, from Original Designs .. the Third Edition, revised and corrected, with New Introduction, containing the Lives of the most eminent Reformers". It was to be published by J.S. Jordan in 30 weekly parts, "continued till the whole is completed, which will make one handsome Volume in Quarto. With the last Number will be given an engraved Title Page, an allegorical Vignette, a General Index, with Preface and Introduction" (all as here). This Jordan edition, with changed Title and additional contents mentioning the French Revolution, followed ten years after the first by Bellamy & Robarts 1792 (ESTC N47241), "The Christian's Consolation and Triumph exemplified in the Lives and Sufferings of the Glorious Martyrs", by the Revd. T. Harper, and with a preface by K.L. Kirkman and 434pp of main text (as also here). Only one copy of this [1802] 3rd edition has been found in Copac and other library catalogues.

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