Chronicles of England [English].
Analysis of Content
1a1r [Table of contents.]
[2a1r] Chronicles of England [English]. See C‑194.
Imprint: [London: William de Machlinia, c.1486]. Folio.
Collation: a10 a B–V x–z [et] aa–dd8 ee4. Leaf 2a1 is erroneously signed aii.
GW: GW 6673;
Hain: HC 4999;
Goff: Goff C‑480;
BMC: BMC XI;
Proctor: Pr 9773;
Others: Duff 99; Matheson 260, no. 4; Oates 4186; Sheppard 7520-2; STC 9993.
LCN: 14863716, 14863724, 14863790
Copy number: C-197(1)
Wanting1 a1,2 a1, Q1.8, ee3, 4.
Leaves a8, dd7, 8, and ee1, 2 are slightly defective. Leaves in gatherings1 a, o–ee overlaid with vegetal tissue and strengthened. A duplicate of e1 bearing the printed signature (absent in the other) supplied from a smaller copy.
Binding: Nineteenth-century calf, with the old calf covers inlaid.
Size: 270 × 200 × 70 mm.
Size of leaf: 260 × 185 mm.
A few early marginal notes. Scribbles on e1v.
In gatherings2 a-k initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.
Provenance: On e1v: ‘ . . . smyt ped to robard(?) smyt . . . wylyams . . .' On p4r: ‘Johan . . .' Mr Blechydon (seventeenth century). Thomas Lee (fl. 1697?); on front endleaf ‘Thomas [Lee], Darnhall, [ne]ar Over, Cheshire. Found in my desk which I bought at late Mr. Blechydon's day of sale, Middlewich'. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 156.
Copy number: C-197(2)
Wanting a1-4, 9, 10, A1-3, D2, E6, 8, I8, K8, S1, V2, Y8, Z8, [et]3, bb3 –ee4. Leaf E7 bound after I7. A duplicate of sheet V3 is bound in place of sheet V2.
Many leaves overlaid with vegetal tissue and strengthened.
Binding: Modern calf, with the eighteenth-century calf covers inlaid.
Size: 265 × 200 × 50 mm.
Size of leaf: 251 × 187 mm.
A few early marginal notes.
Provenance: Elias Ashmole (1617-1692). Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.
SHELFMARK: Ashm. 1759.
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