Foxe's Book of Martyrs


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Foxe’s Book of Martyrs 

Publisher: Walter Scott 

Publication year: C1885 

Format:  Hardback 

Pages: 396 


Condition Notes: Please Note the photographs attached are of the actual book you are purchasing.  Please review these carefully and feel free to request more should you require them. 

Dark blue boards, covered with an intricate design in black and gilt patterning to front and spine.  A worn copy showing clear signs of previous ownership with rubbing and shelf wear, foxing as well as a clear inscription on first page (J E Holman November 1902) Loose pages in *Memoir of John Foxe* (Please see pictures) Other than that the spine is looking pretty healthy for the age of the book.  

A beautiful copy of this rare edition that could do with a little TLC. 

About the book: 

The Actes and Monuments, popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, is a work of Protestant history and martyrology by Protestant English historian John Foxe, first published in 1563 by John Day. It includes a polemical account of the sufferings of Protestants under the Catholic Church, with particular emphasis on England and Scotland. The book was highly influential in those countries and helped shape lasting popular notions of Catholicism there. The book went through four editions in Foxe's lifetime and a number of later editions and abridgements, including some that specifically reduced the text to a Book of Martyrs. 

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