The lives of the fathers, martyrs, and other principal saints, compiled from original monuments and other authentic records illustrated with the remarks of judicious modern critics and historians.

Dublin: stereotyped by R. Coyne, n.d., [ca. 1840's]. 2 vols., lg. 8vo, pp. lxxxv, [3], 879; 1145, [1], 241-244 (i.e. 2 leaves so paged, ads); inserted frontispiece and engraved vignette title-pp. in each volume, plus 18 engraved plates; original blindstamped olive cloth, gilt lettering on spine; worn, but sound. "An account of the life and writings of the Rev. Alban Charles Butler, Esq." is among the preliminary matter in volume 1. This copy that of the novelist Charles Reade (author of The Cloister and the Hearth), with his signature on the front pastedown of each volume, and his notes on the flyleaves, calling this, in the middle of 12 lines of commentary in the first volume, "a book of great learning and credulity" but who by the second volume seems to have changed his mind: "The learned author of this book was born with the faults of accumulating, and without the faults of rejection." Item #23334

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