The Illustrious and Renown'd| HISTORY| Of the Seven| Famous Champions| OF| CHRISTENDOM.| [rule]| In three Parts.| Containing their honourable Births,| Victories, and noble Atchievements by Sea| and Land in divers strange Countries; their| Combats with Giants, Monsters; wonder-|ful Adventures, Fortunes and Misfortunes in| Desarts, Wildernesses, inchanted Castles;| their Conquests of Empires, Kingdoms re-|lieving distressed Ladies, with their faithful| Loves to them; the Honours they won in| Tilts and Turnaments; and Success against| the Enemies of Christendom.| Also with the heroick Adventures of St. George's| three Sons.| Together with the Manner of their untimely Deaths;| and how they came to be stiled Saints and Cham-|pions of Christendom| [rule]| London: Printed for T. Norris, at the Looking-glass| on London-bridge; for A. Bettesworth, at the Red| Lion in Pater-noster-row, 1719.
[cheap design with numerous wood cut standard illustrations] p. frontispiece [St. Georg, killing a dragon]/ p. titlepage/ p.[5-7] preface/ p. poem/ p.9-162/ p.[163-68] books published by T. Norris with numerous titles addressing the same audience concluding with the remark: "At the afore-mentioned Place, all Country Chapmen may be furnished with all Sorts of Bibles, Commonprayers, Testaments, Psalters, Primers and Horn-books; Likewise all Sorts of three Sheets Histories, Peny Histories, and Sermons; and Choice of new and old Ballads, at reasonable Rates"/ 12°.
Johnson, Richard (1573-1659).
Cf. The Most Famous History of the Seaven Champions of Christendome (1596).
The preface promises the greatest delights, the text rushes through the events with extended headlines recapitulating the plot. Interesting advertisement at the end.