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    John Strype. Memorials of The Most Reverend Father in God, Thomas Cranmer, Sometime Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. Wherein The history of the Church, and the Reformation of it, during the Primacy of the said Archbishop, are greatly Illustrated; and many singular Matters relating thereunto, now First Published. In Three Books. Collected chiefly from Records, Registers, Authentick Letters, and other Original Manuscripts. London: for Richard Chiswell, 1694. Krown & Spellman retail: $450. First edition. Folio. [¹1], B4, a-d4, B-3N4, 3O2; A-2H4, 2I2, 2K-2L4, 2M2. [12], xii, [20], 467, [1], 271, [1] p. Full contemporary calf, blind tooled ruling and paneling, corners worn, covers detached. Banded spine, leather label with title in gilt lettering, some wear to head and tail. Red speckled edges, bookplate on front pastedown. Moderate browning and foxing, occasional dampstain. Both red and black inks on t.p.; lower right corner of Vv2 missing; and upper right corner of Q3 missing, all without effect on text. Small worn hole in bottom margins of X3-Y2, without effect on text. 6 engraved portraits, that of Cranmer (frontispiece) by Holbein. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: John Strype (1643-1787), clergyman, was a close friend of  one William Hicks, the heir of Sir Michael Hicks, the secretary to Lord Burghley, and as such inherited a vast collection of manuscripts and letters from which the present offering took shape.  Although his literary style is criticized as unskillful, Strype's vast accumulations of facts and documents regarding 16th century political and ecclesiastical England are an invaluable source for those studying the period.         Wing S60024. ESTC r17780.

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