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1684 Three-Volume Foxe\'s \"Book of Martyrs\" Acts & Monuments of the Christian Church
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OUR FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION OF:
FOXE John. Acts and Monuments of MATTERS Most Special and Memorable Happening in the CHURCH with a Universal HISTORY of the same. ... The Ninth Edition ... London: Printed for the Company of Stationers 1684.

The great Christian martyrology of the Reformation from the Apostles through the bloody persecutions of Queen Mary. Three massive folio volumes almost 3000 double-columned pages of text. Illustrated with one of the most famous and dramatic suites of woodcuts in printing history. With a profusion of introductory matter including a Life of John Foxe a Table a Chronology etc. running to over 120 pages.

After the Bible itself John Foxe's Book of Martyrs is the most important book of the English Reformation absolutely essential to an understanding of Church history.

Today's versions of Foxe's Book of Martyrs don't even deserve the title. They are all grossly and speciously abridged retaining a mere tiny bit of the overwhelming original -- sometimes as little as 3% of the original masterpiece. Only the full text of this staggering work even begins to do justice to the tens of thousands of people who died defending and professing God's Word.

This facsmile is the ONLY true Foxe's Book of Martyrs currently in print selected from the 1684 Ninth Edition for its full text its woodcut illustrations its biography of Foxe and its modern Roman Letter typeface (more familiar to the modern eye than all previous editions in Gothic Black Letter font). The volumes are 14 inches tall almost 9 inches wide and each 2-2 1/2 inches thick. Sturdily casebound and lettered in gilt.

B00420 1684 Three-Volume Foxe's Book of Martyrs

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