Title Lives of Adam Wallace, and Walter Mill, Martyrs.
Location Published 19TH-AM-PA-PHILA-ASSU
Book Number 17276
LAWSON, JOHN PARKER. Lives of Adam Wallace, and Walter Mill, Martyrs. [within circular medallion:] Revised by the Committee of Publication AM.S.S.U. American Sunday School Union. Philadelphia: No. 146 Chesnut Street. n.d. (circa 1830's, 1st published by ASSU 1829). 9.5 x 14.6cm. Bound publisher's cloth spine with printed green paper title label, grey/red/yellow/green/cream marbled paper over boards, spine ends fraying, cloth starting to split several places along hinges, green paper title label rubbed with a small chip off one corner, marbled paper rubbed, worn through at corners and some edges, library stamps and bookplates, signature of an earlier owner "F. L. Oldt," removed pocket scar, light foxing. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, p.3 advertisement, (1) blank, 5-90pp. From the introduction: "The history, then, which we now present to the reader, is a continuation of the Scottish history of the sixteenth century, after the assassination of Cardinal Beaton... It hath all along been our conviction, that much of the history of that interesting period remains to be detailed... Of the two martyrs, whose histories, such as they are, we have recorded, enough has been said in the following essays. Our great object has been to connect general historical with particular biographical illustrations..." Contains the lives of Walter Mylne (c1476-1558 and Wallace Adam. Mylne "was the last Protestant martyr in Scotland, burnt at St. Andrews at the age of c.82. Knox affirmed that this cruelty backfired. When the Protestant preachers were summoned for trial in 1559, their patrons defended them with arms, thus initiating the Reformation."--Dict. of Scottish Church History, p.566. Adam Wallace (c1550) was another Protestant martyr, having been "burned on Castlehill in Edinburgh despite the protests from the Earl of Glencairn."--ibid., p.852.