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[The cronycles of Englond].

Additional Title(s):


Chronicles of England.

[Westminster] : [William Caxton], [1482]
Physical Description:
[364] pages ; 25 cm (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA130 .C47 1482
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Table begins, pi2r: In the yere of thyncarnacyon of our lord Ih[es]u crist MCCCC, lxxx, And in the xx. yere of the Regne of kyng Edward the fourth, Atte requeste of dyuerse gentylmen I haue endeuoyryd me to enprynte the Cronycles of Englond, as in this book shal by the suffraunce of god folowe ...
Colophon, y6r: Thus endeth this present book of the Cronycles of Englond, Enprynted by me William Caxton in thabbey of Westmestre by london, fynysshed, and accomplysshyd the, viij, day of Octobre, the yere of the incarnacyon of our lord God, M, CCCC, lxxxij and in the xxii yere of the regne of Kyng Edward the fourth.
Signatures: pi⁸ a-x⁸ y⁶ (pi1, a1 blank?).
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect: comprises 110 of 182 leaves. Lacks the first 3 signatures and leaves c4-5, d1, f4-5, g8, i2-6, k8, l8, m1, m7-8, n5, r8, and the last 4 signatures. Leaves g4 and g5 are transposed, and leaf k7 is bound between k2 and k3. Bound in 19th-century full levant, blind-tooled with a floral design, gilt edges, by Rivière.
BAC: British Art Center copy (de Ricci 29.35): "At front is the bookplate of Hannah D. Rabinowitz. This copy was sold at the Puttick and Simpson sale of 1 July 1856 to Skeffington for Cecil Dunn Gardner. It was again sold at the Gardner sale of 22 June 1880 and subsequently appeared in the Bans & Co. sale of the library of Henry F. Sewall, 9 Nov. 1896. Laid is a letter of 14 May 1897 from Theodore Irwin to Arthur G. Leonard, informing Leonard of the return of the book from Rivière, who mended and rebound it, and sending it on to him. From C.A. Stonehill."--Grolier Club.
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 6671
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, XI, page 130
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, C478
Incunabula short title catalogue, ic00478000
Catalogue of books printed in the fifteenth century now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, C-195
De Ricci, S. A census of Caxtons, 30
Duff, E.G. Fifteenth century English books, 98
English short title catalogue, S121383
Catalogue of the fifteenth-century printed books in the University Library, Cambridge, 4082, 4083, 4084
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 9992
Grolier Club. Fifty-five books printed before 1525 (1968), 9
Selected exhibitions: "Fifty-five Books Printed before 1525: Representing the Works of England's First Printers, an Exhibition from the Collection of Paul Mellon" (Grolier Club, 17 January-3 March 1968).
Subject Terms:
Gardner, Cecil Dunn, 1826-1903 -- Provenance.
Great Britain -- History -- To 1485.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Irwin, Theodore, 1827-1902 -- Provenance.
Leonard, Arthur G., 1863-1949 -- Provenance.
Rabinowitz, Hannah D. -- Bookplate.
Sewall, Henry F., 1816-1896 -- Provenance.
Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492, printer.

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