Saturday, June 7, 2008
FEATURED: FOX's BOOK OF MARTYRS
THE NEW AND COMPLETE BOOK of MARTYRS, OR, AN Universal History of Martyrdom: BEING FOX's BOOK OF MARTYRS, Revised and Corrected, with Additions and Great Improvements
by the Rev. John Fox; Revised Corrected and Improved by Paul Wright
(HB FOLIO Published by Alex Hogg, Paternoster Row, London. Printed by M Allen, Paternoster Row, 1784.)
Copiously illustrated with 39 full-page plates. What appears to be the 1802 Paternoster edition of Fox's Book of Martyrs, revised by Paul Wright. Record of Faith or Catalog of Intolerance, the volume is perhaps all the more compelling, for the abuse it has survived. Rebound by institutions, attacked by rats, flogged by the elements, The book has somehow manage to survive, almost intact. The first and last few pages have disappeared. The rest may be there, although it is almost impossible to tell, because of the documented eccentricity of the numbering of the pages. A piece of History that has somehow managed to survive History.
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