EPISTOLAE ET VITA DIVI THOMAE MARTYRIS et Archi-Episcopi Cantuariensis. Nec non epistolae Alexandri III Pontificis, Galliae Regis Ludovici Septimi, Angliae Regis Henrici II, aliarumque .. Concernentes Sacerdotii et Imperii Concordiam. In lucem productae ex MS. Vaticano: Opera & studio F. Christiani Lupi, Iprensis ..
Typis Eug: Hen[rici Fri]cx.
Large woodcuts (8 some repeats) at the end of each section.
Two Volumes in one, quarto (205x161mm) contemporary dark calf (worn corners, rebacked in matching leather with defective original spine laid on). Titlepage in red & black +pp +pp dedication +176pp +pp index +905pp +p blank +pp index +p approbation etc. On title page there is an ink stamp "College Library Carlow" and a faded ownership "Hugonis Armacani 1724" [Hugh Boulter was appointed Archbishop of Armagh in that year]. TP is dusty, repaired tear at foot with small loss to imprint, dedication pages edge-dusty, damp stained throughout but paper mostly strong and quite readable. Small worm track to lower margin of 13 leaves and one opening with ink marks affecting a few letters, end-papers may be newer. *First part consists of the Life of Thomas a Becket, his wounding and death and happenings after his martyrdom. The 5 books contain his letters to his fellow churchmen in England, on the continent and to the Vatican.
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