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1684 Foxe's Book of Martyrs
, Item # JF1684

John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs has been called “The most important Christian work ever printed outside of the Bible itself.” It documents the martyrdom of all of history’s recorded saints from the original Apostles of the First Century, to the mid-16th Century Reformation. Perhaps most famous for its many graphic woodcut illustrations showing the gruesome methods of execution and torture used against those who gave their lives for the truth of God’s Word. In three tall leather volumes, nearly 3,000 pages.

John Foxe is the most respected of all Christian historians. Foxe also contributed to the production of the original Geneva Bible along with John Knox, under the protection of John Calvin in Geneva Switzerland… fleeing the persecution of Catholic Queen “Bloody” Mary. Foxe’s level of scholarship and accuracy is without equal, and his woodcut illustrations make no use of censorship in their detail. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs is the ultimate documentary of 1,500 years of man’s inhumanity to man… all in the name of God.

What ultimately happened to each of the twelve apostles… and those who defied the Caesars of Rome, and later defied the Popes of Rome? The Bible does not tell us… but this book does. This huge reference work is a “must-have” for anyone with an interest in church history.


1684 Foxe

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Just The Facts

Item # JF1684
Title Page: 1684
3 Volumes
Size: 14 x 10 x 3.25
Font: Black Letter

Additional Features:
Full Calf
End Papers: Cotton

Appraisal Value: $15,000

Sale Price: $6,995


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