Memorials Of The Most Reverend Father In God, Thomas Cranmer, Sometime Archbishop Of Canterbury. Wherein The History of the Church, and the Reformation of it, during the Primacy of the said Archbishop, are greatly Illustratred; and many singular Matters relating there-unto, now First Published.

London: Richard Chiswell, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1694. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio volume now re-bound in 3/4 leather, with marbled centers. Spine lettered and decorated in gilt. (11), xii, (20), 467, 271, (2), pp. Additional endpapers added. Title page in red and black. The pages appear un-trimmed and have wide and clean margins. No additional marginal notations. One page, 204 in the first section, has a few lines underlined in pencil. Contains 6 full page engraved portrait plates. The frontispiece is an image of Cranmer executed by Holbein. The remaining 5 portraits are those of Peter Martyr Vermilius, John A'Lasco, Martin Bucer, Hugh Latimer, and Philip Melancthon. One page in the Appendix section is mis-numbered with page 190 printed as 192. There are some pencil notations on the last original blank page referencing a few passages of the book of apparent interest to this scholar. Previous owner book-plate present, that of The Very Reverend John Lynch (Dean of Canterbury) 1697-1760. Rev. Lynch led a most distinguished life, attaining positions including Royal Chaplain to the King, Dean of Canterbury and Archdeacon of Canterbury. A very compelling provenance indeed. Strype was a very prolific writer with well over a dozen works published. This is his third work, published when he was 46. He lived to be 95. This volume is a remarkably clean, bright and solid example. A lovely book in all respects and an important work of 16th century English historical scholarship. Gillett, vol iv, pp 505-506; Lowndes, p 2534; STC, 6524; and Alibone, pp. 2289-2290.

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