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    John Fox [Foxe]. Acts and Monuments. Of matters most speciall and memorable, happening in the Church, with an universall Historie of the same. [Booke of Martyrs]. London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1641. Eighth edition. Three volumes. Folio in sixes (14 x 9.25 inches; 355 x 237 mm.). [126], 756, 767-1033, [1, blank]; [42], 22, [3], 6-788; [2], 1030, [14], 106, 105-106, [94] pages (numerous errors in pagination, but none affecting overall page count). Gothic, Roman, and Greek type. Portrait frontispiece and four other inserted plates (some folded), lacking one. Decorated title-pages, historiated initials, head- and tail-pieces, maps, tables, genealogical table, and in-text woodcut illustrations. Slightly later paneled sheep boards, triple ruled in blind with blind-stamped floral decorations, sympathetically rebacked to style with five raised bands and gilt-lettered morocco labels. Page edges trimmed, retaining a hint of red coloring from previous staining. Endpapers renewed. Binding with routine light shelf wear and scuffing; minor stress to joints; corners softly bumped. Text block edges slightly worn; minimal foxing and thumb staining to pages; some marginalia, including instructions for reading text where gathering Bbb of first volume is misfolded, and a manuscript table of contents on verso of half-title; small stain on pages 270-271 of first volume. Very good. ESTC R29862; Wing 2nd ed. F 2023.

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