Cave, William.


Or, the History of The Lives, Acts and Martyrdoms of the Holy Apostles of our Saviours. And the two Evangelists SS. Mark and Luke. To which is added An Introductory Discourse concerning the Three great Dispensations of the Church, Patriarchal. Mosaical, and Evangelical. Being a Continuation of Antiquitates Christianæ, The Life and Death of the Holy Jesus. London printed by R. Norton for T. Royston ... 1676. 2nd Ed. [viii] + lxviii + [viii] + xvii + [i] + 234pp. Rubric t.p., copper engraved frontis., 31 textual copper engravings, double page copper engraved plate, dec. initial letters and devices. [Bound with]. APOSTOLICI: Or the History of the Lives, Acts, Death, and Martyrdoms of Those Who were Contemporary with, or immediately Succeeded the Apostles. As also the Most Eminent of the Primitive Fathers For the First Three Hundred Years. To which is added, A Chronology of the Three First Ages of the Church. London, Printed by A.C. for Richard Chiswel ... 1677. 1st Ed. [xxxvi] + xxxii + 335pp. + [i]. Half title present. Rubric t.p., additional copper engraved t.p., 23 textual copper engravings, dec. initial letters. [And] ECCLESIASTICI: Or, the History of the Lives, Arts, Death, &c Writings Of the most Eminent Fathers of the Church, That Flourisht in the Fourth Century. Wherein Among other things an Account is given of the Rise, Growth, and progress of Arianism, and all other Sects of that Age descending from it. Together with An introduction, Containing An Historical Account of the State of Paganism Under the First Christian Emperours. London, Printed by J.R. for Richard Chiswel ... 1683. 1st Ed. [lvi] + lxxi + [i] + 543pp. + [iii] + 57pp. + [ie. 61] + [ii] publ. adverts. Half title present. Rubric t.p., copper engraved frontis., 5 engraved plates of medals, 9 textual copper plates.
3 vols. in 2. Sm. folio. Some light browning, front f.e.p. to vol. 2. loose, similar bindings of contemporary panelled calf, with blind motifs, some loss to spines with cracking to joints. Superbly illustrated with many plates ‘signed’ as engraved and some delineated by Michael Burgher. ESTC R12963 ‘Published as a continuation of: Taylor, Jeremy. Antiquitates christianæ. Title page in red and black. Frontis. = plate. "Antiquitates apostolicæ: or, The lives, acts and martyrdoms of the holy apostles" has separate dated title page on leaf A1r. Identified as Wing C1587 on UMI microfilm set "Early English books, 1641-1700", reel 449 and reel 811. Citation/references Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), C1587A.’ ESTC R13780 ‘Title page in red and black. Includes half-title, "The lives of the primitive fathers", on recto, with "Imprimatur, ... Maii 10. 1676. G. Jane R.P.D. Hen. episc. Lond. à Sacris Domesticis" on verso. With added engraved title page (A2r), "Apostolici or The lives of the primitive fathers for the three first ages of the Christian church ...", signed: Micha: Burg: delinea. "A chronological table of the three first ages of the Christian Church" has separate title page dated 1676 on 2Q2r. Identified as part of Wing C1587 on UMI microfilm set "Early English books, 1641-1700", reel 811. Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), C1590.’ ESTC R9917 ‘Title page in red and black. Half-title reads: The lives of the primitive fathers. Volume II. Frontis. = [A]2v. "An appendix: containing a brief account of some other eminent fathers that flourish’d in this fourth century" has a separate title page, with imprint: London: Printed by A. Godbid and J. Playford, 1682, and separate pagination and register, but is part of this edition; cf. Wing. P. 61 (2nd sequence) misnumbered 57. With a final advertisement leaf. Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), C1596.’
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