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Book - Acts and monuments

Acts and monuments

  • Object:

    Book

  • Place of origin:

    London (For the Company of Stationers, published)

  • Date:

    1641 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Foxe, John, born 1516 - died 1587 (author)

  • Museum number:

    L.1335-1948

  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

Physical description

Lacking title-page and imperfect ending.
758 pages. Folio format in sixes.
Bound about 1653 in England in calf. Covers with border and inner margin fillet tooled in blind, and with the arms of Thomas Harriot stamped in gold at the centres. The upper cover is additionally lettered "The gvift of Thomas Harriatt". With the brass fittings for leather and brass clasps remaining. Stained edges. Rebacked and repaired.

Place of Origin

London (For the Company of Stationers, published)

Date

1641 (published)

Artist/maker

Foxe, John, born 1516 - died 1587 (author)

Dimensions

Height: 340 mm Binding

Object history note

Thomas Harriat (1588-1653): heraldic binding and bookplate inside the front cover reading 'THE GIFT OF THOMAS HARRIAT Esq CITIZEN & SKINNER OF LOND. BORN IN WOLLASTON IN THE COUNTY OF NORTHAMPT. THE 2d DAY OF NOVEMB. 1588 AND DECEASED THE 23 OF SEPTEMB. 1653.' R. Nash Bricknell: his bookplate on recto of the first flyleaf. Donated by Henry J.B. Clements in 1940.

Descriptive line

Book, [Acts and monuments, by John Foxe, London: For the Company of Stationers, 1641].

Materials

Paper; Ink; Calf; Wood; Brass

Techniques

Printing

Categories

National Art Library; Books; Religion; Bookbinding

Collection

National Art Library

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