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Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: RERVM IN ECCLESIA GEstarum, quæ postremis & periculosis his temporibus euenerunt, maximarumq[ue]; per Europam persecutionum, ac Sanctorum Dei Martyrum, cæterarumq[ue]; rerum si quæ insignioris exempli sint, digesti per Regna & nationes Commentarii. PARS PRIMA In qua primum de rebus per Angliam & Scotiam gestis, atq[ue] in primis de horrenda, sub MARIA nuper Regina, persecutione, narratio continetur. Autore IOANNE FOXO Anglo. BASILEAE, PER NICOLAUM BRYLINGERUM, ET IOANnem Oporinum. [Commentary of matters happening in the church which follow in these latter and dangerous times and of great persecution through Europe and of the Holy Martyrs of God, and of certain matters, whatever might be of significant example, digested for the sake of the Queen and the Nation. Part one, in which first is contained a narration of matters happening throughout England and Scotland, and in particular of the horrible persecution under Mary, once Queen. By the author John Foxe Englishman. At Basle, through (i.e., imprinted by) Nicholaus Brylinger and Johannes Oporinus]. No Luborsky and Ingram #. JPEG file (1.2 MB).
Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: Pope Alexander III treads on the neck of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. A conversation takes place between them in Latin in which the Pope says: "Super aspidem & basiliscum ambulabis, & conculcabis leonem & draconem [You will walk over the asp and basilisk and trample underfoot the lion and the dragon]". (This statement is derived from Psalm 91:13.) A cartouche in the lower right gives Frederick’s response: "Non tibi, sed Petro [Not to you, but Peter]", and the Pope’s reply: “Et Mihi & Petro" [Both me and Peter]." Revised design of Luborsky and Ingram 11222/2 and 11223/2, which appear in all four of the early English editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). JPEG file (483 KB).
Creator: Sturt, John Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: Frontispiece portrait of John Foxe, engraved by John Sturt, contains the following text: frame above the portrait, "Aetat. 70 [at age 70];" immediately below, "John Walden Citizen of London. Tabula merito Votiva in perpetuam rei memoriam [John Walden, Citizen of London (gave) a votive monument in perpetual memory of the matter];" in the crest below the frame, "ALTIORA PETO [I seek higher things];" and the epigram at the bottom of the page, "Cujus in hac humili confusus imagine pendes, Et maciem hanc spectas pallidaq; [/abbrev. for: /pallidaque] ora senis: Edidit hunc Bostona parens: Oxonia nutrix Erudijt: Scripsit Martyres occubuit [The old man you are gazing at perplexed in this humble portrait And whose gaunt and pallid face you observe, Him mother Boston brought forth, wet nurse Oxford Educated. He wrote "Martyrs". He is dead.]." JPEG file (325 KB).