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  • St74cx52z?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Foxe, John, 1516-1587
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Complete set of woodcut illustrations from the first (1563), second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) English editions of John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments; complete set of woodcut illustrations from the second Latin edition (1559); title page images from the Latin editions (1554 and 1559); and Kalender and almanacs selected from first four English editions. Materials supplied from the collections of The Ohio State University Libraries and Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University; Large three-page composite woodcut, “Table of the Ten First Persecutions of the Primitive Church,” here included by permission from the personal library of John N. King, Distinguished University Professor and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English & of Religious Studies, The Ohio State University. The image-specific metadata incorporates Foxe inventory numbers supplied by Ruth Samson Luborsky and Elizabeth Morley Ingram, A Guide to English Illustrated Books, 1536-1603, 2 vols. (Tempe, AZ: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1998). Unless otherwise noted, woodcut illustrations appear once in each specified edition and only in designated editions. Woodcuts occur in the database in the order of their first appearance in the Foxe volumes themselves, according to the following progression: 1554, 1559, 1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583. Foxe uses selected woodcuts repeatedly throughout the Book of Martyrs. The database employs a letter/number system to describe these cuts, whereby numbers distinguish the use of woodcuts of similar designs and letters distinguish each use of any given cut across different Foxe editions. The names of martyrs given with these repeated cuts are transcribed verbatim from respective Foxe volumes. Square brackets indicate expanded abbreviations or other supplied text. When modernized versions of literatum transcriptions are not given, the modern use of “u/v” and “i/j” is maintained. Mark Rankin would like to thank Christopher Bungard, Richard Firth Green, Leslie Lockett, Christopher Manion, Katie Rankin, and Rocki Wentzel for assistance with translation. Thanks also go to Marti Alt, Wesley Boomgaarden, Harry Campbell, Valerie Hotchkiss, John N. King, Ben McCorkle, and Betsy Walsh, as well as the staff of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library of The Ohio State University and the staff of Special Collections, Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University. A Bridwell Library Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship facilitated the completion of the work.
    Subject: England, Martyrdom, Printing, 16th century, Church history, Reformation, Foxe, John, 1516-1587, Christianity, and History
    Publisher: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
  • Q524jt953?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library
    Description: <p>This collection contains images of holographic letters from John Wesley, Charles Wesley, and other members of their immediate families to various individuals, and of memorabilia of Wesley and the Methodist movement, including portraits, prints, and ceramics.</p> <p>Nearly all the manuscript letters in this collection consist of a single sheet of paper. This sheet was typically folded to provide several pages for writing. When the letter was completed, it was refolded with a blank page outward, sealed with wax and addressed on the outside. (For a detailed description of how Wesley folded, sealed and addressed his letters, see: Wesley, John. Letters I: 1721-1739 / edited by Frank Baker. The Oxford Edition of the Works of John Wesley; v. 25. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980. p. 68-76) The condition of the manuscripts varies, but most are well preserved. Some are missing part of the original sheet, sometimes including the portion that contained the address. In a few, part of the text itself is missing.</p> <p>The manuscripts are digitized unfolded. The orientation of the greeting or salutation determines the top, and the side containing the greeting or salutation is treated as the recto of the item.</p>
    Subject: Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788, Methodist Church, Wesley, John, 1703-1791, Methodists, and Wesley family
    Language: English
    Publisher: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library
  • Vd66w578j?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Foxe, John, 1516-1587
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Complete set of images (mostly engravings) from the ninth (1684) edition of John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments of Matters most Special and Memorable, Happening in the Church (“Book of Martyrs”), including the title page images of the three volume set, the “Kalender” of martyrdoms, the title page for an added section in volume 3: "A Continuation of the Histories of Forreign Martyrs," and the Table (index). Materials supplied from the collections of The Ohio State University Libraries and Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University. Inventory numbers supplied by Ruth Samson Luborsky and Elizabeth Morley Ingram, A Guide to English Illustrated Books, 1536-1603, 2 vols. (Tempe, AZ: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1998), are used to compare the images in this 1684 collection with the woodcuts in the early English editions (see ATLA’s CDRI collection “Woodcut Illustrations from the First Four English Editions of John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments”). Square brackets indicate expanded abbreviations or other supplied text. When modernized versions of literatum transcriptions are not given, the modern use of “u/v” and “i/j” is maintained.
    Subject: England, Martyrdom, Printing, 16th century, Church history, Reformation, Europe, Foxe, John, 1516-1587, Christianity, and Actes and monuments (Foxe, John)
    Language: English
    Publisher: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries