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Richard Grafton
A Chronicle at Large and Meere History of the Affayres of Englande and Kinges of the Same, deduced from the Creation of the vvorlde, vnto the first habitation of thys islande: and so by contynuance vnto the first yere of the reigne of our most deere and souereigne Lady Queene Elizabeth: collected out of sundry aucthors, whose names are expressed in the next page of this leafe.
London: H Denham, 1569. Bound in morocco calf with gilt decoration to the spine. Rebacked with the original leather. This work is the 'This seconde volume, beginning at William the Conquerour' of Grafton's Chronicle. Black Letter throughout. The introductory 192pp first part is missing, including the preliminaries and its title page. The title page of the Seconde Volume are missing. Pages 1271 to 1308, and 1311-1314, are missing, from the end of Henry VIII to the beginnings of Edward VI. Pages 1357 to 1364 are missing, that relate to Queen Mary. Pages 1367-1369 are missing, that relate to Queen Elizabeth. A Table declaring the reignes of everie king of this Realme to the rear of the work is missing (as usual). This work matches the ESTC #S121210. Richard Grafton, c.1511 - 1573, was an English printer and historian. Grafton is famous for his historical chronicles. The first of these was An Abridgment published in 1562. After writing "scathingly of other previous abridgments of chronicles" in his preface, there ensued a 'literary quarrel' between Grafton and historian John Stow that "represents an early (and illuminating) disagreement between scholarly authors, even though it had its origins as much in the commercial concerns of the initial publishers as in the authors' concerns for their literary 'property'" (DNB). Grafton published at least three separate chronicles of the history of England, the largest and most comprehensive of which being A Chronicle at Large. CONDITION In a full calf binding. There is mild wear to the extremities, including bumping and some marks.The bi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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