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HALL, Edward (1499?--1547)
[The union of the two noble and illustre famelies. 1809]
Hall's Chronicle; containing the history of England, during the reign of Henry the Fourth, and the succeeding monarchs, to the end of the reign of Henry the Eighth, in which are particularly described the manners and customs of those periods. Carefully collated with the editions of 1548 and 1550.
London: printed for J. Johnson; F.C. and J. Rivington; T. Payne; Wilkie and Robinson; Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; Cadell and Davies; and J. Mawman, 1809.
vii, [1], 868, [40] p. ; 29.3 cm. (4º)

First published under the title The union of the two noble and illustre famelies of Lancastre & Yorke ..., 1548. Hall's work ended with 1532, and was continued from his notes to the death of Henry VIII by Richard Grafton; further details of the original publication are in catalogue entry for the 1550 edition, also in Soane's library (q.v.). This edition is one of a uniform series of chronicles, published under the superintendence of Sir Henry Ellis and others; with an additional title-page transcribing that of the original edition. With an index. Imprint on verso of title-page: 'G. Woodfall, Printer'.

Copy Notes Bookseller's cyphers/inventory numbers in ink on rear free-endpapers.

Binding C19th maroon morocco, gilt-framed boards and spine compartments, gilt-panelled maroon morocco endpapers, gauffred fore-edges.

Reference Number 945


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