Chronicles of England.
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a2r Chronicles of England. See C‑194.
Imprint: Westminster: William Caxton, 8 Oct. 1482. Folio.
Collation: [*] a–x8 y6. Gathering [*] is numbered but not signed. Leaves f2 and f3 erroneously signed e2 and e3.
GW: GW 6671;
Hain: HC 5002;
Goff: Goff C‑478;
BMC: BMC XI;
Proctor: Pr 9646;
Others: Blake 22 B17; de Ricci, Caxton, 30; Duff 98; Matheson 259, no. 2; Oates 4082-4; Painter, Caxton, 213; Sheppard 7386; STC 9992.
Copy number: C-195(1)
Wanting sheets [*1] and [*2] and leaves a1,2,3,8, g1, k1, o1.8, q1-3, y5.6.
The leaves in gatherings [*] and a are mutilated and mounted. Leaf q6 misbound before p1.
Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) English reversed calf. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of the upper cover.
Size: 260 × 180 × 45 mm.
Size of leaf: 255 × 154 mm.
A few marginal notes in a sixteenth-century hand, cropped.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: Several early names, heavily cropped: on g8r: ‘Thomas Attabey [Allabey?] Foonmend(?)' [perhaps a Welsh placename (ex informatione Julian Roberts]; on k7r: ‘William Foulkes', on n1r: ‘Rober[t] Aret . . .'(?), on q6r: ‘Robert von Geth..'(?), on q5r several inscriptions of the names ‘Rob[ert]', ‘Joh[n]', and ‘Edw[ard]'. Possibly John Selden (1584-1654). Or possibly Edward Lhwyd (1660-1709); name on the front endleaf. If Selden's, presumably presented in 1659, for which see MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 19; MS. Selden Supra 111, fol. 58r: ‘Ould Eng. Chron : fol.'; if Lhwyd's, date of acquisition unknown.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: C 1. 12 Art. Seld.; L 1. 18 Th. Seld.; T 2.18 Art; BB 80 Art; Auct. QQ sup. 1.12.
SHELFMARK: Arch. G d.8.
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