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  • 1869 Lithographed Cards of Heroes and Martyrs of the British Reformation

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    This item consists of four 1869 Lithographed Cards of Heroes and Martyrs of the British Reformation, published by The Religious Tract Society as a set of "Twelve Coloured cards, with Descriptive Letterpress" at a price of 15 cents for the pack.  The cards include: I  Wycliffe and the Friars (known as "the Morning Star of the Reformation;" showing Wycliffe in bed opposing the friars); IV  "Little Ease" (or the punishment of the stocks, which was endured by reformers during the days of Queen Mary; showing four men in the stocks being mocked by the jailers); VII  Latimer and Ridley (friends who preached against the Romanists; showing Ridley fastened to the stake for execution); and XII  The Scotch Reformer (John Knox; showing him preaching enthusiastically from the pulpit before a group of men).  Each cardboard card measures about 5" high by about 4" wide and shows a brightly colored and detailed lithograph.  The back contains the story of the reformer(s), as well as a quote from the Scriptures, printed in brown ink.  Given their age, these 1869 Lithographed Cards of Heroes and Martyrs of the British Reformation are in better than good condition.  There is some minor staining to the borders of the cards but little, if any, damage to the lithographs.  The cards were glued into an album and still have the remains of the paper on back.  Ideal for collage or other art project.