FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRS; OR, THE ACTS AND MONUMENTS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH; BEING A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE LIVES, SUFFERINGS, AND DEATHS OF THE CHRISTIAN MARTYRS . . . VOL. I and VOL. II. (Volume One-1 & Two-2 both bound in one book.)

Foxe, John [John Fox], 1516-1587. John Malham, 1747-1821 (reviser). T. Pratt (editor).

Published by Philadelphia [PA]: J.J. Woodward, N.E. Corner of Seventh and Market Streets, 1830.
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Poor condition. Two volumes bound within a single book. Full title = FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRS; OR, THE ACTS AND MONUMENTS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH; BEING A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE LIVES, SUFFERINGS, AND DEATHS OF THE CHRISTIAN MARTYRS; FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF CHRISTIANITY TO THE PRESENT PERIOD, TO WHICH IS ADDED AN ACCOUNT OF THE INQUISITION, THE BARTHOLOMEW MASSACRE IN FRANCE, THE GENERAL PERSECUTION UNDER LOUIS XIV, THE MASSACRES IN THE IRISH REBELLIONS IN THE YEARS 1641, AND 1798, RISE, PROGRESS, AND PERSECUTIONS OF THE PEOPLE COMMONLY CALLED QUAKERS, TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE WESTERN MARTYROLOGY, OR BLOODY ASSIZES; WITH THE LIVES OF SOME OF THE EARLY EMINENT REFORMERS. IN TWO VOLUMES. [VOL. I and VOL. II.] REVISED AND IMPROVED BY THE REVEREND JOHN MALHAM. RE-EDITED BY THE REVEREND T. PRATT, D.D. EMBELLISHED WITH SUPERB ENGRAVINGS. Collation as [fp], [detached ffep], [front fly], [frontis "Noble Army of Martyrs"], 3-36, [plate III-IV], 37-120, [plate V-VI], 121-256, [plate VII-VIII], 257-301, [302], [Vol. II title leaf as pages 303-304], [305], 306-330, [plate XIII-XIV], 331-444, [plate IX-X], 445-520, [plate XV-XVI], 521-652, [rp]. Thus is lacking Vol. I title leaf (i.e. pages 1 and 2), two plate leaves having I-II and XI-XII, and at least a rear flyleaf and rear free endpaper. Title and imprint from Vol. II but paper and typeset are same through both. Hardcover: H 25.75cm x L 19.75cm. Original full calf leather binding; front board detached; rear joint splitting but rear board only slightly pliable and still reasonably firm; both boards rubbed with some staining and surface abrasion; faint remnants of slender gilt tooling evident along scuffed board edges with corners well worn; spine leather chipped at ends with strong surface rubbing and some furrows; spine's gilt decorated bands and compartment centerpieces dulled/flaked; spine's brown title label rubbed with some edge-wear but with gilt lettering still easily legible despite some flaking. Double column text. Varied toning and foxing throughout with some creased corners; purple ink name stamp "J.O. Banks." on front pastedown and again at top of Vol. I page 11 along with pencil notes of price paid; detached and creased ffep has "Willis Banks" in a small typescript stencil at top of recto with name repeated at top of creased front fly recto; ffep also has pencil price notes. Text block binding is otherwise firm. Sold as is. Born in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, James Oliver Banks (1829-1904) graduated with a bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Alabama in 1847 and 1850 respectively later followed by a medical degree from Jefferson College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Banks entered Civil War military service as a captain in September 1861 in Columbus, Mississippi with Company A, 5th Battalion, Mississippi Confederate Infantry rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel in October 1862 with the 43rd Mississippi Infantry participating in action at the Battle of Corinth and Vicksburg with final service in Alabama and Georgia. Banks was first married to Martha Jane Coleman (1833-1868) of Greene County, Alabama with whom he had five children (which included Willis Alston Banks, 1857-1934) and, following her death, married Lucy Watkins Young (1841-1933) on May 11, 1870 with whom he had five more children. Lucy Young was one of ten children of George Hampton Young who owned the architecturally renowned Waverly Plantation on the west bank of the Tombigbee River between Columbus and West Point, Mississippi. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRS; OR, THE ACTS AND ...
Publisher: Philadelphia [PA]: J.J. Woodward, N.E. Corner of Seventh and Market Streets, 1830.

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