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Foxe, [John]
'THE FIRST VOLUME OF THE ECCLESIASTICALL HISTORY, CONTAYNING THE ACTES [AND] MONUMENTES OF THINGES PASSED IN EUERY KINGES TIME, IN THIS REALME, ESPECIALLY IN THE CHURCHE OF ENGLAND PRINCIPALLY TO BE NOTED...' LONDON: JOHN DAYE, 1576
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Foxe, [John]
'THE FIRST VOLUME OF THE ECCLESIASTICALL HISTORY, CONTAYNING THE ACTES [AND] MONUMENTES OF THINGES PASSED IN EUERY KINGES TIME, IN THIS REALME, ESPECIALLY IN THE CHURCHE OF ENGLAND PRINCIPALLY TO BE NOTED...' LONDON: JOHN DAYE, 1576
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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Foxe, [John]
'THE FIRST VOLUME OF THE ECCLESIASTICALL HISTORY, CONTAYNING THE ACTES [AND] MONUMENTES OF THINGES PASSED IN EUERY KINGES TIME, IN THIS REALME, ESPECIALLY IN THE CHURCHE OF ENGLAND PRINCIPALLY TO BE NOTED...' LONDON: JOHN DAYE, 1576
Two volumes bound in one, folio (12 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.; 327 x 214mm). Title-pages with illustrated woodcut borders, historiated initials, printed in two columns in black letter interlaced with roman and italic, shoulder notes, numerous woodcut illustrations throughout, 2 folding plates, woodcut tailpieces; margins of title reinforced, lacking 2 folding plates, lacking LLLlii and LLLlv, worming, some soiling and dampstaining, occasional toning, a few stray ink stains, closed tear to OOOOovi. Full brown calf, covers with decorative brass bosses, spine with raised bands in eight compartments, each with decorative tools; joints staring, lacking clasps, some expert restoration to boards. 
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Literature

STC 11224; ESTC S121348; Luborsky & Ingram 11224

Catalogue Note

Originally published early in Elizabeth I's reign—and only five years after the death of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary I—Foxe's Acts and Monuments served as an affirmation of the Reformation in a period of continuing conflict between Catholics and the Church of England. Through historical justification, it was Foxe's intention to demonstrate that the Church of England was a continuation of the true Christian church, rather than a modern innovation. 

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