Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 61

Price Realized: $ 390
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
FOXE, JOHN. Acts and Monuments of Matters Most Special and Memorable, happening in the Church . . . from the Primitive Age to these Later Times of Ours. Volume 3 (of 3). 2 woodcut plates facing pages 502 and 771; woodcut text illustrations. Title within woodcut historiated border. [2], 584, 595-1030, [14], 106, 105-106, [2(blank)], [94] pages. Mostly printed in black letter. Folio, 353x230 mm, 18th-century 1/2 sheep, rebacked; light marginal dampstaining at beginning and end, scattered minor dampstains and soiling elsewhere, blank lower outer corner off Q4, paper flaw in blank outer margin of 2M4, blank lower outer excised from 3F4, later owner's inscriptions in lower margins of page 1030 and page opposite. London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1641

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Eighth edition of Foxe's huge 1563 martyrology, "one of the most widely read, popular, and influential works of the Elizabethan Age" (DLB), written with a strong anti-Catholic bias and emphasizing in particular the persecution of English Protestants under Queen Mary I. Wing F2035.