The new and complete book of martyrs; or, An universal history of mart ...
John Foxe

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. Containing an authentic account of the lives, persecutions and sufferings of the holy martyrs; and the many dreadful persecutions against the church of Christ in all parts of the world, by pagans, Jews, Turks, Papists, and others, from the earliest ages of the Church to the present period. Including the life, sufferings, and martyrdom of Our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ; with the martyrdom of the Apostles, Evangelists, and other primitive Christians. The ten great persecutions under the Roman emperors. The persecution in Persia, under Saphores: and the persecutions under the Arian Vandals. The martyrdom of the missionaries in China: the persecutions in the East-Indies: the barbarities exercised by the Spaniards in America: and the cruelties practised on the Christians of Abyssinia and Georgia. The persecutions exercised by the Papists in various parts of Europe. Together with a complete history of the martyrdoms of the faithful and virtuous in the first age of the world: the persecutions of the Maccabees by the Greeks; of the Hebrews by the Egyptians; and of the children of Israel by the Philistines, and other barbarous nations. The whole forming at once a general Christian martyrology and complete history of persecutions.

Now revised, corrected and improved, with many additional articles relating to the acts and monuments of the church, by Paul Wright, D.D.

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Published by Printed and sold by William Durell, at his book-store and printing-office, no. 208, Pearl-Street, near the fly-market. in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Acts and monuments of matters most special and memorable, happening in the church with an universal history of the same. Wherein is set forth at large, the whole race and course of the church, from the primitive age to these later times of ours, with the bloody times, horrible troubled, and great persecutions against the true martyrs of Christ ... Whereunto are annexed certain additions of like persecutions which have happened in these later times. To which also is added the life of the author both in Latine and English." (Taken from the MARC record.)

Edition Notes

Pagination: v. 1: iv, [1], 6-939, [1] p., [17] leaves of plates (frontispiece folded); v. 2: 669, [3] p., [19] leaves of plates.

Errors in pagination: v. 1, p. 175, 847 misnumbered 875, 829; v. 2, p. 85, 189 misnumbered 87, 186.

Signatures: v. 1: [A]⁴ B-5Uγ 5W-6A⁴ 6B² (6B2 verso blank); v. 2, A-4P⁴

Plates engraved by John Scoles, N. Pigalle, Benjamin Tanner, and Elkanah Tisdale.

Text in double columns.

Subscribers' list: v. 2, p. [1-2] at end.

Evans 26991

ESTC (RLIN), W15759

Burns Library copy 1: stamp of Boston College High School. Copy 2: bookplate: Cornelius J. Cadigan Memorial Collection.

Burns Library copy 1 imperfect: wanting final 3 leaves of plates in v. 1. Copy 2: wanting all plates in v. 1 and but 3 plates in v. 2.

Burns Library copy 1: rebound in blue bookcloth. Copy 2: bound in leather.

c.1: 00/01 1920R 1-2.

c.2: 00/01 1921R 1-2.

Early works to 1800.
Other Titles
New and complete book of martyrs, Book of martyrs, Universal history of martyrdom


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BR1600 .F62 1794

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