Wordsworth. Ecclesiastical Biography, Reformers, Martyrs, Churchmen, 6 vols 1818
Wordsworth. Ecclesiastical Biography, Reformers, Martyrs, Churchmen, 6 vols 1818

Wordsworth. Ecclesiastical Biography, Reformers, Martyrs, Churchmen, 6 vols 1818

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Wordsworth, Christopher.  Ecclesiastical Biography; or Lives of Eminent Men, connected with the History of Religion in England; from the Commencement of the Reformation to the Revolution; selected and illustrated with Notes. London: F. C. and J. Rivington, 1818. Second Edition.

Six volume set in attractive half leather with maroon marbled boards, spine in six panels, raised bands, intricate gilt designs, top panel in gilt, title & volume number in second, contents in third, three panels in gilt, with "London. 1818." in gilt at base. 5 3/4 x 9 inches, top page edges gilt. About 550 clean pp. in each volume, a few penciled bookseller's notations on the end papers. Light rubbing to the outer joints and book edges. The bindings strike us as early 20th century.   [3670]    $250.00

Christopher Wordsworth, D. D. (1774-1846), youngest brother of the poet William Wordsworth, Anglican divine and author.

Includes the lives of John Wickliffe; William Thorpe; Lord Cobham; Thomas Bilney; Sir Thomas More; William Tindale; Cromwell, Earl of Essex; John Rogers, Bishop Hooper, Doctor Rowland Taylor; Bishop Latimer; Bishop Ridley; Archbishop Cranmer; Bishop Jewel; Bernard Gilpin; Richard Hooker; Archbishop Whitgift; Doctor John Donne; George Herbert; Sir Henry Wotton; Nicholas Ferrar; Bishop Hall; Doctor Henry Hammond; Bishop Sanderson; Richard Baxter; Sir Matthew Hale; Philip Henry; Earl of Rochester; and Archbishop Tillotson.

Compiled from Fox's Acts and Monuments; Cavendish; Bale; Walton; Burnett, and others.