Cave, William.


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. Printed by A.C. for Richard Chiswel ... 1677.
1st Ed. Sm. folio. [xxvi] + xxxii + 335pp. + [i] blank. Half title present (cropped). Rubric t.p. (rebacked), additional copper engraved t.p. (rebacked), 23 textual copper engravings, dec. initial letters. Some light browning, rebound in modern pigskin backed buckram boards, gilt motifs and lettering to discoloured spine. 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. ŕ 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.’
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