The firste volume of the chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande. . Conteyning, the description and chronicles of Englande, from the first inhabiting vnto the conquest. The description and chronicles of Scotland, from the first originall of the Scottes nation, till the yeare of our Lorde. 1571. The description and chronicles of Yrelande, likewise from the firste originall of that nation, vntill the yeare. 1547. Faithfully gathered and set forth, by Raphaell Holinshed.
Raphael Holinshed (1529-1580)
Place of origin
Saltram, Devon (Accredited Museum)
2 v. (V.1: ,124 [i.e. 126], leaves, 289,; ,22,,518,p; ,28 leaves,115,p; V.2: ,291-659,700-981,990-1593,,1593-1876,p), plate . ill.. . fol.. Old shelf-mark: Y.2.12-13. Vol.1: leaves E6-8 of 'Ireland' sequence have been cancelled. Vol.2: lacks t-p, plate, p.531-2, 541-2 (L2.7, the latter a cancel), p1733-4 (4O3, a cancel), the extra leaf following p.1592, and the final p. Has p.1841 in cancelled state ('buried'). p.1641-2 not obviously a cancel. Mis-signed Ee, Ee3 corrected in manuscript Cropped by binder, affecting pagination and marginal commentary. With a few marginal marks.. Provenance: In ink on V.1 t-p: G. Vertue (George Vertue, 1684-1756, engraver. See the sale catalogue of his library, 1757, reprinted in S. Piggot (ed.) 'Sale catalogues of libraries of eminent persons. Vol. 10'., 1974. This was lot 85 'Hollinshed's chronicle and 8 more'). On verso of t-p: August 1642 this booke was given to my sonn Luke Clapham by his oncle Mr John Cooke of Grays Inn. (presumably John Cook, d.1660, regicide. See DNB). In ink on leaf [para.]2, as a monogram: R Herbert (possibly one of the Herberts of Cherbury: Richard, 2nd Baron 1600?-1655, or Richard Herbert, esq. of Montgomery Castle, mid.C16). Bookplate: Earl of Morley (pasted over earlier plate).. Binding: Diced Russia, gilt edges. Rust stains at beginning and end of text block, from clasps of earlier binding. Radical (but early) paper repairs to v.1 leaf [para]3.
Makers and roles
Raphael Holinshed (1529-1580) Richard Stanyhurst (1547-1618)