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Title(s):

Here begynneth a shorte & a breue table on these Cronycles ...

Additional Title(s):

Cronycles

Chronicles of England

Cronycle of Englonde

Chronicles of England.

Published/Created:
Enpryntid at Westmestre : By Wynken de Worde, and newely in the ye[a]r of Our Lord God 1497 ...
Physical Description:
[452] p. : ill. (woodcuts) ; 28 cm. (fol.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA130 .C47 1497+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Early Eng 28 (4to flat)
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DA130 .C47 1497+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Classification:
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Notes:
In two parts, the second being The description of England (leaves [2nd ]A1r-D6). The second part is mentioned at the end of the table to the first part.
Title from incipit of table (leaf 2A1v).
Imprint from colophon of first part (leaf I4r), which gives date of publication before place and publisher statement; part two is dated 1498.
Colophon, part 1 (I4r): Here endyth this present cronycle of Englonde wyth the frute of tymes: compiled in a booke, & also enprynted by one somtyme scole mayster of saynt Albons. on whoos soule god haue mercy, And newely in the yer[e] of our lord god. M. CCCC.lxxxxvij. enprynted at Westmestre by Wynkyn de Worde.
Second part begins (²A1r): The descrypcyon of Englonde. Here foloweth a lytell treatyse the whiche treateth of the descrypcyon of this londe whiche of olde tyme was named Albyon And after Brytayne And now is called Englonde and speketh of the nobleness and worthynesse of the same.
Colophon, part 2: Here endeth the descrypcyon of Brytayne, the whiche conteyneth Englonde Wales and Scotlonde ... whyche I haue taken out of Polycronycon. And by cause it is necessarye to all Englysshmen to knowe the propretees co[m]modytees and meruayles of them, therfor I william Caxton haue them sette fyrste in enprynte accordyng to the translac[i]on of Treuisa ... Fynysshed and enprynted at Westmestre by me Wynkyn de worde, the yere of our lorde a. M. CCCC. and foure score and .xviij.
Signatures: 2A⁶, a-z⁶, [con]⁶, A-H⁶, I⁴; [2nd]A-D⁶.
Woodcut initials.
Duff 102, 114
Goff C-482
STC (2nd ed.) 9996, 13440b.
GW 6675
BM 15th cent., XI, p. 212
Bod-inc, C-199
ISTC, ic00482000
Oates, 4130, 4133
Hodnett, E. English woodcuts 1480-1535, nos. 886, 891, 1312
Grolier Club. Fifty-five books printed before 1525 (1968), 22
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).
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is imperfect: lacks leaves l1, l6, o3, o4, and u6. Leaves of 1 & 6 and 3 & 4 of signature e are transposed. Bound in 18th-century calf. "At front are the bookplates of the Earl of Jersey (Victor Albert George Child Villiers) and the Virtue and Cahill Library from which the book was ... sold (Christie's, 5 July 1967) by order of the Bishop and Cathedral Chapter of Portsmouth. Its earlier appearance in the sale rooms was at the sale of the Earl of Jersey's Osterley Park Library at Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge (6 May 1885). It appears in the 1771 Catalogue of the Osterley Park library under the title one the binding 'Fructus temporum'. The name of John Graveley occurs frequently in both the Cronycles and the Descrypcyon. On Aa2r is an ownership inscription by Graveley and, on the verso of the final leaf of the Descrypcyon is: 'ptinet John Graveley a⁰. 1540.' A later owner's name, 'Carolus Jones 1620,' occurs twice."--Grolier Club.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 imperfect: The cronycle lacks leaves Aa1-Aa2 and l5-l6. The descrypcyon lacks signatures B and D, and leaf C6. The descrypcyon is bound before the cronycle (before the table). Bound in 18th-century calf. With the bookplate of Alexander Baron of Peckover. Autographs: George Turner; John Lockier. Bookplate: Baron Alexander Peckover.
Subject Terms:
Catholic Church. Diocese of Portsmouth (England) -- Bookplate.
Child, Francis, approximately 1735-1763 -- Provenance.
Child, Robert, 1739-1782 -- Provenance.
Graveley, John -- Autograph.
Great Britain -- History -- To 1485 -- Early works to 1800.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Jersey, Sarah Sophia Child-Villiers, Countess of, 1785-1867 -- Provenance.
Jersey, Victor Albert George Child Villiers, Earl of, 1845-1915 -- Bookplate.
Jones, Carolus -- Autograph.
Lockier, John -- Autograph.
Peckover, Alexander, 1830-1919 -- Bookplate.
Turner, George -- Autograph.
Form/Genre:
Woodcuts -- 1497.
Contributors:
Trevisa, John, -1402, translator.
Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492, editor.
Worde, Wynkyn de, -1534?, printer.
Higden, Ranulf, -1364. Polychronicon. English (Middle English). Selections.
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