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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.
  • 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.
  • Z603r453f?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Flanked by angels, Christ the Judge presides at the top of this title page woodcut. The lower panels depict the opposition between the "true" Protestant and "false" Roman Catholic churches. The lower left illustrates a Protestant preacher delivering a sermon to a congregation, the members of which read open books that symbolize Bibles. Protestants worship God, who appears as the Hebrew Tetragrammaton. In the next panel, Protestant martyrs burn and ascend to heaven in an upward movement, carrying palm fronds that signify their martyrdoms. The lower right depicts a Roman Catholic priest instructing a congregation. Members of this audience hold beads, which symbolize the Catholic devotional practices attacked by Foxe and other English Protestants. A procession progresses behind, evoking celebrations such as the Feast of Corpus Christi that Foxe and his co-religionists rejected. In an upper panel, monks and priests honor the elevated host and demons are driven from heaven in a downward movement that indicates divine disapproval for Roman Catholic doctrine and devotion. The complete title reads, "Actes and Monuments of these latter and perillous dayes, touching matters of the Church, wherein ar comprehended and described the great persecutions & horrible troubles, that have bene wrought and practiced by the Romishe Prelates, speciallye in this Realme of England and Scotlande, from the yeare of our Lorde a thousande, unto the tyme nowe present. Gathered and collected according to the true copies & wrytinges certificatorie, as wel of the parties them selves that suffered, as also out of the Bishops Registers, which wer the doers therof, by John Foxe, Imprinted at London by John Day, dwellyng over Aldersgate. Cum privilegio Regi[a]e Majestatis [i.e., With the prerogative of the Queen's majesty]." This woodcut appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). In the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) editions, it illustrates the opening of volumes one and two of the work. The phrase "Come ye blessed, Go ye cursed" appears on the image in the second edition (1570), where it corresponds to "The Image of the persecuted Church" and "The Image of the persecuting Church." No Luborsky and Ingram #. JPEG file (2.7 MB).
  • Z316q736j?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: COMMENTARII RERVM IN ECCLESIA GEstarum, maximarumq[ue], per totam Europam, persecutionum, a Vuicleui temporibus ad hanc usq[ue] ætate[m] descriptio. Liber primus. Autore Ioanne Foxo Anglo. HIIS IN CALCE ACCESSErunt Aphorismi Ioannis Vuicleui, cum collectaneis quibusdam, Reginaldi Pecoki Episcopi Cicestrensis. Item, Opistographia quædam ad Oxonienses. ARGENTORATI Excudebat Vuendelinus Rihelius Anno M.D. LIIII. [Commentary of matters happening in the church and a description of great persecution throughout all of Europe from the time of Wycliffe to this age. Book one. By the author John Foxe Englishman. Added to these in the end are the Aphorisms of John Wycliffe with a collection of certain writings by Reginald Pecock, Bishop of Chichester. Also, a postscript to men of Oxford. Wendelin Rihel imprinted in Strasbourg in the year 1554]. No Luborsky and Ingram #. JPEG file (2.85 MB).
  • 2f75rg109?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: "THE THIRD VOLUME OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY CONTAINING THE Acts and Monuments OF MARTYRS: WITH A General Discourse of these later Persecutions, horrible Troubles, and Tumults, stirred up by ROMISH PRELATES IN THE CHURCH. WITH Divers other Things incident, especially to this Realm of England and Scotland, as partly also to all other Forein [Foreign] Nations appertaining; From the Time of Queen MARIES entring [entering] upon the Crown, to the Reign of our late Gracious Sovereign Queen ELIZABETH, of Blessed Memory. Recognized and Enlarged by the Author, MR. JOHN FOX. Whereunto are annexed certain Additions, unto the time of our late Sovereign Lord King CHARLES of Blessed Memory. LONDON, Printed for the Company of STATIONERS, MDCLXXXIV." Printed, original illustrated page border has vanished. JPEG file (306 KB).
  • J3860d83n?file=thumbnail
    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).
  • K0698f72r?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Title page for an added section in this edition: “A CONTINUATION of the HISTORIES of Forreign [Foreign] Martyrs: From the happy Reign of the most Renowned QUEEN ELIZABETH, TO THESE TIMES With sundry RELATIONS of those Bloody MASSACRES executed upon the PROTESTANTS in the Cities of FRANCE, in the Year 1572. Whereunto are annexed the two famous Deliverances of our English Nation: The one from the Spanish Invasion in 1588. The other from the Gunpowder Treason, in the year 1605. Together with the Barbarous Cruelties exercised upon the PROFESSORS of the GOSPEL in the Valtoline, 1621. LONDON. Printed by W.R. and S.R. for the Company of Stationers. MDCLXXXIV.” JPEG file (312 KB).
  • 7h149w62v?file=thumbnail
    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).
  • Wh2470015?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: The SECOND VOLUME OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY: CONTAINING THE Acts and Monuments of MARTYRS: WITH A General Discourse of the later Persecutions, horrible Troubles and Tumults, stirred up by ROMISH PRELATES in the CHURCH WITH Divers other Things incident to this Realm of ENGLAND and SCOTLAND. Recognized and Enlarged by the Author Mr. John Fox. London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, MDCLXXXIV. Printed; original illustrated title page border not available. JPEG file (287 KB).
  • Zs25xf92h?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Flanked by John Day, Foxe, and, possibly, Sir William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth I sits enthroned over the pope, who holds broken keys of his office. An initial "C" frames her in the style of a cornucopia. The dais on which the queen sits contains the xylographic identification, "Elisabetha Regina" ["Queen Elizabeth"]. Elizabeth carries a sword and orb, which symbolize her authority, while serpents entwine the pope as symbols of the alleged "error" of Roman Catholicism. This illustration opens Foxe's dedication to Queen Elizabeth. The text of the dedication evolves over the first four editions of the Book of Martyrs to reflect Foxe's changing views concerning the status of Protestantism in England. The illustration appears in the first through fourth editions (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583). No Luborsky and Ingram #. JPEG file (538 KB).