A NOBLE FRAGMENT - PREMIER LEAF BOOK. Fine folio volume bound in full calf, with raised bands. Contains an authenticated original leaf from the. 1563 First Edition of Foxe's Book of Martyrs. Actes and Monuments of these latter and perillous dayes, touching matters of the Church, wherein ar comprehended and described the great persecutions & horrible troubles, that have bene wrought and practiced by the Romishe Prelates, speciallye in this Realme of England and Scotlande, from the yeare of our Lorde a thousande, unto the tyme nowe present.
A Leaf From the First Edition of the Actes and Monuments; Commonly Known of Foxes Book of Martyrs. With an Introduction by Benjamin Crawford & an Historical Essay by Wallace Thornton. John Foxe and His Monument: A Theological-Historical Perspective. The first tribute of its kind, this book pays homage to one of the most popular and influential texts of the English Renaissance. Enshrined in these pages is.
An original leaf from the very first edition. Apart from the Bible itself, there is no book that more profoundly shaped early Protestant sentiment as that which has commonly been termed the Book of Martyrs. It was, by far, the most lengthy and ambitious publishing project of the Elizabethan Age.
As such, it stands as a landmark achievement in the history of the printed page. Lavishly illustrated with graphic woodcuts, Foxe brought to life a noble army composed of men and boys, the matron and the maid who climbed the steep ascent to heaven, mid peril, toil, and pain.
It was an immediate success. Often controversial and always compelling, the stories told therein enabled those who died to live again in the hearts and minds of the English people. The 1563 First Edition is extremely rare and highly coveted by collectors.
Fewer than ten complete copies are known to exist. The appearance of this historic tribute, containing an original fragment of that great work, has been heralded as an important chapter in the unfolding story of how a teller of tales continues to impact the world. Bound in fine leather and accented in gold, publication is strictly limited and each book has been carefully signed and numbered by hand. This standard listing is for a copy containing a leaf of our selection.
Though premium passages and leaves containing woodcut illustrations are available upon request. Connecting with the tangible work of history itself, even a single leaf extracted from it, offers a sensory encounter with the past that cannot be experienced in any other way. It was Francis Fry, the esteemed bibliographer, who asserted that no description is equal to an actual leaf. May your interaction with this one enhance your appreciation for the storehouse of romance, the arsenal of controversy and the enduring source of edification that is Foxes most lasting monument. The item "1563 FIRST ED Foxe's Book of Martyrs A NOBLE FRAGMENT Wycliffe TYNDALE KJV Bible" is in sale since Tuesday, September 12, 2017.This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "collector1611" and is located in Munford, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.