John Foxe, Book of Martyrs (1641)

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The famous Book of Martyrs by John Foxe was first published in 1563 and expanded multiple times, including after his death in 1632 and again 1641, of which this is the third volume. As is clear from the title page, there were multiple owners, making it difficult to establish when the female signature was inscribed. The handwriting could be seventeenth- or eighteenth-century. and the last name features such elaborate calligraphy that it is difficult to read. The conventional phrase “Her Book,” however is abundantly clear.

Source: Book sold on eBay by Wisdom Pedlars, @wisdompedlars, 3/25/18. Reproduced with permission.

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