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5 June 2007
RASTELL, John (c.1475-1536). The Pastime of People, or, the Chronicles of Divers Realms ... especially of ... England. London: for F.C. and J. Rivington [and others], 1811. 4° (289 x 227mm). Full-page facsimile woodcuts (very offset onto facing pages of text) and a few smaller ones (a little very light browning). Contemporary polished calf gilt, gilt arms on sides of the Society of Writers to the Signet (spine slightly worn, upper cover detached). Provenance: Signet copy.
FROISSART, Jean de (c.1333-c.1400). Chronicles of England...and Adjoining Countries ... Reprinted from Pynson's edition of 1523, and 1525. Ibid., 1812. 2 volumes, 4° (301 x 231mm). (A little unimportant spotting). Contemporary russia, wide blindstamped border round sides (rebacked with most of original spines preserved, corners repaired).
With 2 other similar works in 3 volumes, Robert Fabyan's The New Chronicles of England and France (London, 1811) and Richard Grafton's Chronicle (London, 1809, 2 vols.). (6)
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