Butler's great work, The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other
Principal Saints ("Butler's Lives"), the result of thirty years study
(first published in four volumes, London, 1756-1759), has passed through many
editions and translations (best edition, including valuable notes, Dublin, 12
vols. 1779-1780). It is a popular and compendious reproduction of the Acta
Sanctorum, exhibiting great industry and research, and is in all respects the
best compendium of Acta in English.
- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.