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FABYAN, Robert (d. 1513)
The chronicle of Fabyan, whiche he hym selfe nameth the concordaunce of historyes, nowe newely printed, & in many places corrected, as to the dylygent reader it may apere.
[London]: printed by John Reynes, dwellynge at the sygne of saynte George in Pauls churcheyarde, 1542.
[20], 324, 324--328, 330--336, [2]; [14], 269, 271--490, [1] p. ; 27.6 cm.

'Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum'. 'The seco[n]de volume ...' has a divisional title without imprint on E6r and separate pagination; register recommences on next leaf with *i, *ii etc. From p. 272 (second count) even numbers are on the rectos; numerous mispaginations passim. The title-pages are printed within architectural woodcut borders with the initials W and R in the pediments [McKerrow & Ferguson 67]. Black letter. Originally published in 1516 by Richard Pinson, and subsequently in 1533 by William Rastell, this is in effect the third (expurgated) edition, with additions to 1541 and omitting recent church and politically sensitive material. A variant of this edition was 'Printed by [R. Grafton for] William Bonham dwellyng at ye sygne of the kyng his armes in Paules churcheyarde' (ESTC s117883). ESTC s106729; STC (2nd ed.), 10662.

Copy Notes Acquired from the Perry sale in 1822, see: A catalogue of the curious and extensive library of the late James Perry ... (see title in full below), p. 72, item no. 1941 on the Ninth day of the sale [March 13th, 1822], for 4 pounds and 5 shillings in the name of 'Boone' [so marked in the copy of the catalogue at UCL: Ogden Collection. Glasgow University Library also confirm this detail]. SJSM has a copy of ... Part the fourth and last ...,1823 only (q.v.).

Binding C19th mottled red goatskin, gilt French fillet borders, gilt-tooled armorial stamp of John Ker, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe (1740--1804) on upper and lower covers with motto 'Pro Christo Et Patria' (stamp 1), gilt-tooled spine compartments, green morocco spine-label, marbled endpapers, blue text block fore-edges.

Reference Number 937


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