Chronicles of England [English].
Analysis of Content
A2r [Table of contents.] ‘Table of thys boke'.
a1r Chronicles of England [English]. See C‑194.
Imprint: Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 1493. Folio.
Collation: A a–e8 f6 g h8 i k6 l10 m8 n6 o–q8 r6 s–v8 x y6 z8.
Illustrations: One woodcut; woodcut borders and initials.
GW: GW 6674;
Hain: HC 5001;
Goff: Goff C‑481;
BMC: BMC IX 197;
Proctor: Pr 9406;
Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. lx, no. 298; Boekdrukkunst (1973), 138; Campbell 511; Duff 100; HPT II 421; ILC 559; Inventaris, 250; Matheson 260, no. 5; Oates 3939; Sheppard 7243; STC 9994.
Copy number: C-198(1)
Wanting z1 and the blank leaf z8.
Binding: Eighteenth-century English calf, the spine gold-tooled; rebacked.
Size: 280 × 200 × 35 mm.
Size of leaf: 270 × 180 mm.
On A8r-v a poem relating to the marriage of Mary Tudor to Philip of Spain in 1555: ‘Tydynge of trought as I here saye | the egyll shall haue or madyn awaye. | The egyll of fowells is p[rin]cypall | hye and mygthy of progeny most pure | with suche myghte to mache or made with all | god g[ra]nte thes tydynge to be fast and sure | as we wold haue it [and] as J do here saye | the egyll shall | Now wolde to god that she ware now able | to geue hyme possestyon of her v[ir]gynyte | tha[n] ware or harts fyne and stable | bothe englond, spayne and fflandres in tranquilyte | and moche acordyng vnto this vnite | as we wolde haue it and as J here seye | the egyll. | O nobyll mayde o fayer Rosmary | Rose by dyssent and Mary by name | J pray god grante yow well for to tarye | to your highe honor [and] excelent fame | for now [ ] englond begenneth the game | as we wolde haue it [and] as J here seye | the eglie. | Rosemary of propertyes hathe many v[ir]tewse | odorse holsome [and] plesant to the eye | In tokyne to be mery folke dothe it vse | o[r] askyd to geue iche other rosmary | so to all othen myrths trust J | thys Rosemary shal be geuyne as J here seye | the egyll | The egyll fayer lady splatyth his wyngs | you to [e]mbrace by chatholyke sponsage | o noble persons as qaienys and kyngs | honor be to youe and all your lynage | by reson of you we say now a vantage | if thys be trewe as J her seye | the egyll | Ys not the profycy now co[m] owt | the gretest profycy and most dyscymilac[i]on | [ ] ho [ ] but [ ] frenchemen commyth thys alongth | wich eu[er?] hath a cast of adulac[i]on | but crist exille[?] thys new copulac[i]on | and as we wolde haue it and as J here seye | the egyll | O foxis of fraunce now what do ye | ye ly lorkynge now for so[me] wylle | gode wylle ponyshe thys argulyte | that ye haue vsyd thys long whyll | all heuen sey amen to my stylle | that yt maye be as we here seye | the egyll shall'. On A8v in an early hand: ‘God haue messy on all valiant | mens sole Amen for Sancta Mar[gare]te[?]'. Occasional early marginal notes.
Provenance: John Norton (†1534); on A1r an inscription: ‘Liber Johannis Norton gen' de vpchurche precij iij s'. John Browne (1687-1764); printed label on front pastedown: ‘In usum Magistri Coll. Magn. Aul. Univ. in Acad. Oxon. ex Testamento Joannis Browne, S. T. P. olim Magistri A. D. Mdcclxiv'. University College, Oxford. Deposited during the 1940s by the Master and Fellows of University College, Oxford; not in the lists of books deposited in 1941 or 1947.
SHELFMARK: Univ. Coll. [Br.] d.1.
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