The Renowned History of the Seven Famous Champions of Christendom. Embellished with Cuts. - Richard Johnson 1770 - Printed for H. Turpin, London Early little work, with twelve chapters, giving a brief history of each Champion, and their joint battles against the Pagans and Moors, ending with their triumphant return to England.

Illustrated with six woodcuts. In contemporary 18th century binding of ‘Dutch Gilt’ or ‘Brocade’ paper wrappers with floral pattern on embossed, gilt, overlaid with colour by hand or stencil.

The seven champions of Christendom were; St. George for England, St .Dennis for France, St. Andrew for Scotland, St. Anthony for Italy, St. James for Spain, St. Patrick for Ireland and St. David for Wales.
  Reference: Bottigheimer, Bibliography of British Books for Children & Adolescents 1470-1770 (2008). UCLA: d'Alté Welch Papers, Coll 1407 Box 16 & 55. Binding - Princeton University Library, Graphic Arts Blog, Julie L. Mellby 2011.

(11.4 x 8.1 cm) pp. 58.
  Condition: Very good, wear to corners, and spine ends with some loss to head of spine, closed tear to final page, not affecting woodcut.   Ref: 108585   Price: HK$ 2,000