The first and second volumes of Chronicles, . comprising 1 The description and historie of England, 2 The description and historie of Ireland, 3 The description and historie of Scotland: first collected and published by Raphaell Holinshed, William Harrison, and others: now newlie augmented and continued (with manifold matters of singular note and worthie memorie) to the yeare 1586. by Iohn Hooker alis̀ Vowell Gent and others. With conuenient tables at the end of these volumes.
Raphael Holinshed (1529-1580)
Place of origin
Erddig, Wrexham (Accredited Museum)
3 v. (vol. 1: , 250; , 202,  p.; vol. 2: 61, , 183, ; 421, 424-430, 436-438, 431-433, 439-445, 450-464,  p.; vol. 3: , 1080, 1080-1327, , 1332-1371, 1371-1421, 1490-1491, 1536-1555, 1574-1592,  p.) ;. fol.. Imperfect: vol. 2 wanting title page and final blank leaf. Vol. 3 wanting title page, which has been replaced in manuscript, and final blank leaf. Vols. 1 and 2 bound together. Vols. 1 and 2 wormed throughout. Vol. 3 pagination: , 102, p.110, 104-109, p.103, 111-126, p.129, p.128, 129-133, p.132, 135-179, p.80, 181-186, p.189, 188-193, p.192, 195-1080, 1080-1371, 1371-1433, 1490-1491, 1536-1555, 1560-1592,  p.. Provenance: manuscript price on vol. 1 front fly-leaf: "Đ6: - 2 vol". manuscript initials on vol. 1 title page: "H: H:". manuscript inscription on inner rear board: "Mr[?] Hawes in Russell Court over ag[ain]st. ye ffoot Guards at St James's House". Bookplate in vol. 3: Erthig (anonymous armorial). manuscript inscription on vol. 3 front pastedown: "to pay more ff Hawes".. Binding: Vols. 1-2 in sixteenth-century blind roll calf binding over wooden boards. Outer frame formed by borders of blind thin thick thin fillets; two middle frames of blind rolls: (1) with heads in medallions, (2) with castle gates, fleur-de-lys, heraldic shields, portcullises and roses, both signed with binder's mark; inner lozenge of blind rolls of type (2). NB These rolls need checking in Oldham. Bracket marks of pair of clasps and catches (missing). Double blind fillets on board edges. Completely rebacked with 17th/18th century tan calf, including a third of both upper and lower boards. Vol. 3 in sixteenth-century[?] centrepiece binding; blind roll pattern border; blind lozenge centrepiece stamp; blind roll on board edges. Completely rebacked with 17th/18th century tan calf,including some of both upper and lower boards.
Given by Philip Yorke III (1905-1978) along with the estate, house and contents to the National Trust in 1973.
Makers and roles
Raphael Holinshed (1529-1580) William Harrison (1534-1593) John Hooker (1526-1601)