The Lives and Deaths of the Holy Apostles of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

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The Lives and Deaths of the Holy Apostles of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

Together with the Two Evangelists, St. Mark and St. Luke. As also, some other of our Saviours Disciples: containing an Account of their Travels, Sayings, Miracles, Sufferings, and Martyrdoms. All Collected from the Best Authors, for Publick Use and Benefit.

Description: FIRST EDITION, woodcut frontispiece and 14 woodcut portraits in the text, text printed in black letter, browned, one leaf with tear repaired with the loss of a couple of letters from the running title, other leaves with marginal repairs or tears without loss (apart from the '3' of the final page number), pp. [xvi, including initial blank], 143, [1], small 8vo, original sheep, rebacked, corners worn, various Scottish ownership inscriptions (see below), sound

Publication Details: Printed for Dorman Newman, 1685

Notes: Apparently the only edition of this somewhat crude and rather scarce production. The last 2 pages of the preliminaries list Books published by Newman, both 'Large and Small Histories', a good proportion of which seem not to have survived. The address to the Reader is signed P.D., although it is said to express 'the hearty Desire of the Publisher.' Early inscription on recto of first leaf: 'Ja Thomson his Book and no oyrs [?yours] but his.' 'Price 14 shillings Scots' on rear fly-leaf with signature James Knox opposite. Paper label on front fly-leaf with inscription presenting the volume to Cam...more

Bibliography: (ESTC R27282, 7 copies, 4 in the UK, 3 in the US; Wing D78)

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Price: £500

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1685

Stock Number: 48649

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