PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
FOXE, John ~ The Book of Martyrs.
London: Cassell, c.1875
Full calf, 10.5 inches tall. A splendid mid-Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Pink edges. Foxing to the preliminaries and then clean. Profusely illustrated throughout and each page with an elaborate border. First published in 1563, this account of the suffering of Protestants at the hands of the dastardly Catholics remained hugely influential for centuries and has remained in print ever since.