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.. Incomplete: Vol.2 only. Lacks: p.541-2 (leaf L7, a cancel), p.1463-4 (3V4), and the plate. Has p1733-4 (leaf 403), and p.1841-2 (4X1) in their uncancelled state. p.1641-2 appears to be a cancel. Mis-signings in sig. Ee corrected in manuscript Pages cropped by binder, affecting pagination and marginal commentary. With a woodcut (apparently of ca.1500) loose between pages 654-5, marked on reverse 'Dup. 3/4/ .. Provenance: Bookplate: Earl of Morley. Bibliographical notes in ink on flyleaf signed 'Will. Harris', (William Harris 1720-1770: see DNB) annotated in another hand (Edmund Parker, 2nd Earl of Morley?) 'Dr. Harris author of the Lives of the Stuarts and Oliver Cromwell'. In ink on leaf [para.]2 (preface) 'John Thorpe: of Kingsclyfe in the County of Northampton 1646.' (not in DNB). In ink on p.1601 '[erasure] Southele wrote this in /69' (not in DNB). Binding: Blind tooled calf over boards (C19).
Makers and roles
Raphael Holinshed (1529-1580) Richard Stanyhurst (1547-1618)