London, South Kensington
5 June 2007
SAVILE, Sir Henry, editor (1549-1622). Rerum Anglicarum post Bedam, ex vetustissimis codicibus nunc primum in lucem editi. [Libri] Willelmi ... Malmesburiensis ... Henrici ... Huntindoniensis ... Rogeri Hovedeni ... Ingolphi ... Croylandensis .... London: G. Bishop: R. Newbery and R. Barker, 1596. 2° (308 x 196mm). 4 divisional titles within a woodcut architectural border, woodcut and letterpress illustration of King William of Sicily's Great Seal, woodcut initials, some large and historiated (top margins cut quite close affecting borders and, occasionally, headlines). Late 17th-century panelled calf (rebacked, upper cover repaired). Provenance: William Morse, possibly the Jesuit Morse (1591-1649), died in Norfolk (signature on first divisional title); WILLIAM BORLASE (1696-1772), antiquary, naturalist and author of books on Cornwall and the Scilly Islands (signature, dated 1736) on title and at end).
FIRST EDITION of Savile's recension of these English chronicles of the late Anglo-Saxon and early Angevin kings. STC 21783.
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