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The Lives of the Principal Reformers, both Englishmen and Foreigners,
Comprehending the General History of the Reformation; From its Beginning, in 1360, by Dr. John Wickliffe;
To its Establishment, in 1600, under Queen Elizabeth, with an Introduction; wherein The Reformation is amply vindicated,
and its Necessity fully shewn, from the Degeneracy of the Clergy, and the Tyranny of the Popes.

by Mr. [Richard] Rolt
the Whole embellished with the Heads of the Reformers,
Elegantly done in Metzotinto [sic], by Mr. [Richard] Houston

London: Printed for E. Bakewell and H. Parker, opposite Birchin-Lane, Cornhill; J. Robinson, in Ludgate-Street; and T. Pote, in Fleet-Street,
M DCC LIX [1759]

Original velvety mezzotint copper engravings—over 250 years old—on chain-laid paper

Sheet size: approximately 9.75 x 15.5 inches (approx. 25 x 39 cm).
Note: many of these plates have typical age-related condition issues, including browning of paper, foxing, cockling, etc.

Please click on a thumbnail for a view of the entire plate.

John Wickliffe

John Wickliffe

Inscribed:

Johannes Wickliffe
Obyt Ao 1384 a Tabula in Coll. Reg. Cantab.

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: Moderate foxing, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

John Huss

John Huss

Inscribed:

Johannes Hus, Martyr.
2d May Ao 1415 Combustus Mortem Obyt.

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: Moderate foxing, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

$75
Jerome of Prague

Jerome of Prague

Inscribed:

Hieronimus a Praga, Martyr.
1st Jun Ao 1416 Combustus Mortem Obyt.

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: Light foxing, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo), also what appears to be original "scratches" that were present on the copper plate when the engravings were pressed—resulting in white scratch marks on the image.

$65
John Colet

John Colet

Inscribed:

Johannes Coletus Sti Pauli Decanus
Scholoe Paulinoe Fundator.
Natus Ao 1446 Obyt Ao 1519

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: A couple of fox marks in margin, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

$75
John Oecolampadius

John Oecolampadius

Inscribed:

Johannes Oecolampadius
Natus Ao. Do.1482 Obyt Ao 1531

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo), otherwise exceptionally clean with no noticeable foxing.

$75
Ulricus Zuinglius

Ulricus Zuinglius

Inscribed:

Hubricus Zuinglius Helvet
Natus Ao. 1487in Proelio perut Ao. 1531

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: Faint foxing in outer margin, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

$75
Martin Bucer

Martin Bucer

Inscribed:

Martinus Bucerus
Natus Ao. 1491 Obyt Ao. 1551 Feb. 27

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: Faint foxing and plate rub in outer margin, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

$75
Dr. Philip Melanchthon

Dr. Philip Melanchthon

Inscribed:

Dr. Philippus Melanchton
Natus Ao. 1497 Denatus Ao. 1560

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: Overall browning of paper, foxing in margins, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

$50
Peter Martyr

Peter Martyr

Inscribed:

Petrus Martyr Vermilys.
Natus Ao. 1500 Obyt Ao. 1560

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: some browning to paper, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

$75
John Calvin

John Calvin

Inscribed:

Johannes Calvinus
Natus 10 Jul. Ao. 1509 Denatus 27 May Ao. 1564

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: browning to paper, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

Henry Bullinger

Henry Bullinger

Inscribed:

Henricus Bullingerus
Natus Ao. 1504 Obyt Ao. 1575

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: slight browning of paper, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

$75
Theodore Beza

Theodore Beza

Inscribed:

Theodorus Beza, Veselius
Natus Ao. 1519 Obyt Ao. 1605

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo), rumple to upper right corner, spot in lower margin below title (brown ink?)  easily covered once mounted/matted.

$50
King Henry VIII

King Henry VIII

Inscribed:

Henricus VIII
D.G. Ang, Fr. & Hiberniae, REX, F.D.

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: browning to paper, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

$125
King Edward VI

King Edward VI

Inscribed:

Edvardus VI
Angliae, Franciae, et Hiberniae, REX, &c.

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: browning to paper, light marginal foxing, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

$100
Nicholas Ridley

Nicholas Ridley

Inscribed:

Nicolaus Ridleius
Episcs. Londins. Martirio Coronatus Ao. 1555

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: light marginal foxing, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

$100
Hugh Latimer

Hugh Latimer

Inscribed:

Hugo Latimerus
Episcs. Vigorniensis. Martyrio Coronatus Ao. Dni. 1555

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: light marginal foxing, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

$75
John Hooper

John Hooper

Inscribed:

Joannes Hooperus
Episcs. Glocest. & Vigorns. Martirio Coronatus Ao. Dni. 1555

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: light marginal foxing, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

$75
Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer

Inscribed:

Thomas Cranmerus
Archiepus Cants. Martirio Coronatus Ao. 1556 Mart. 21

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: light marginal foxing, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo).

$75
Queen Elizabeth [the first]

Queen Elizabeth

Inscribed:

Elisabetha D.G.
Angliae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Regina, &c

R. Houston Fecit.
[engraved by R. Houston]

CONDITION ISSUES: foxing in margins, typical paper cockle (not as noticeable as it appears in the photo, but more severe than others).

$125
   

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