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Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries Description: "MD" (see "Soldiers drag two Christians by ropes" in this collection). and Cassian, a fourth-century ascetic, stands bound to a stake and dressed in loincloth. Four youths attack him with penknives that they hold in their right hands, and Cassian bleeds. (Cartouche: "Cassianus stabbed in with penkniues by his owne scholers. 92. 93." ["Cassian stabbed in with penknives by his own scholars [i.e., students]. 92. 93."]). This woodcut appears on the "Table of the Ten First Persecutions of the Primitive Church" foldout illustration in the second (1570) and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11223/1A (detail). JPEG file (346 KB).