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Acts and Monuments of Matters Most Speciall and Memorable, Happening in the Church with an Universall Historie of the Same [Foxes Martyrs]
London: Company of Stationers, 1641. Three volumes - Volume One - [126], 1-756, 767-1033; Volume Two - [42], 22, [2], 6-114, 117-788 and Volume Three - 1-584, 595-1030, [14], 106, 105-106, [98]. Later full calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, author / title leather label to second panel, contrasting leather volume label to third, date in gilt to fourth, bands bordered by gilt single fillet. Heavily chipped to spine ends, extremities worn and chipped, outer joints split but holding, reinforced to inner joints. Internally there are many small tears and nicks, some corners missing, some light browning, major faults are listed below. Volume One - Lacks portrait frontispiece, small ink drawings to foot of title, the final leaf is laid down with ink inscription to head, small burn hole to pages Ttt2-Ttt5, signature Llll is browned, the folding table of 'Persecutions' has been laid down and repaired and is chipped with a small amount of loss; Volume Two - Lacks K4 and K5, R5 is torn to foot catching text but with no loss, B is misbound, soot marks to Nnn2v and Nnn3r, Ppp6 large tear to foot of page catching text but with no loss, small tear to head of Qqq6, light water-staining to bottom corner pretty much throughout, Mm-Rr and Zz is water to bottom margin. The folding plate of Windsor Castle is water stained to top-edge with old repair to reverse, small worm holes to bottom margin from Rrr to end, Sss-Uuu stained; Volume Three - Title defective, laid down with loss, browned throughout, tear to bottom edge of Kkk2 catching text but with no loss, Kkk6 has a hole in fore-edge margin, catching notes to margin with loss, Nnn3 split to bottom margin, Qqq5 torn to head catching text but with no loss, Qqq6 bottom corner missing but no loss of text, tear to foot of Sss5, small piece missing from corner of Hhhh6 not catching text, and is missing some of the index (Estc calls for [94], this has [98], but ends at TIN so lacking T-Z?), the 'Continuation' has a separate title page. Difficult bibliographically, this copy has four (of probably six) folding / full page illustrations, including the often missing large folding table of 'Persecutions' and with the folding Windsor Castle and Ridley and Latimer at Oxford plates, definitely lacking the portrait, two leaves of text and a section of the index, seemingly otherwise complete. Rarely found complete, (even the copy on EEBO ignores volume three and instead partially replicates volume two). The eighth edition (first published in 1562-3), and the last printed in black letter. Lowndes I:829. Reprint. Full Calf. Good. Folio.
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