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Polycronycon (Polycronicon) by  Ranulphus Higden - First Edition with Wood Engravings - 1527 - from Calix Books and

Polycronycon (Polycronicon)

by Higden, Ranulphus

Condition: Wormed and some Stains/None present

Higden, Ranulphus. (c. 1280 d. 1364)

Polycronycon (Polycronicon)

Translated into English by John Trevisa) Southwerke: P. Treueris at ye expences of J.Reynes, 16 May, 1527. Early sections badly wormed and somewhat stained, interior sections are bright and book binding is tight. This copy was William Herbert's copy who was the editor of Ames "Typographical Antiquities". The title page is Red and Black, rather flimsy with some loss of paper and tears at the margins. Large woodcut of St. George and neither the crown nor Reynes device untrimmed, cut of St. George repeated on last page, woodcut border to colophon and 11 other woodcuts, one of them full page (slight tear in margin). Woodcut initials throughout. Printed in large gothic letter in two columns, with "William Buttler" written on the first and last leaves, and "Quarles" in the blank compartment of the woodcut on the last page. Folio (11-3/8 X 7-7/8 inches), full scored russia, backstrip gilt with red morocco label. "Imprinted in Southwerke by my Peter Treveris at the expences of John Reynes bokseller, 1527." Reference to Pope John VIII -fo.ccxxv b (225b). Sold at auction in 1930 (Sotheby's); 1936 (Sowers);1939 (Dawson) and Fall of 1944 (Dawson). Book Plate of "The Right Honorable George Rose"

Third edition.(THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED) In this edition, which is a literal reprint of the second, the woodcuts are inserted for the first time

  • Bookseller: Calix Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: biblio43
  • Title: Polycronycon (Polycronicon)
  • Author: Higden, Ranulphus
  • Format/binding:Folio (small)
  • Book condition: Used - Wormed and some Stains
  • Jacket condition: None present
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition with Wood Engravings
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Peter Treveris
  • Place: Southwerke
  • Date published: 1527
  • Keywords: Polychronicon, Polycronycon, Winke de Worde, Higden,
  • Subjects: LITERARY COLLECTIONS / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh;


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