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The firste volume of the chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande. Conteyning the description and chronicles of England, from the first inhabiting vnto the conquest. The description and chronicles of Scotland, from the first originall of the Scottes nation, til the yeare of our Lorde. 1571. The description and chronicles of Yrelande, likewise from the firste originall of that nation, untill the yeare. 1547. Faithfully gathered and set forth, by Raphaell Holinshed.

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    2 v. ([8], 126, [1] leaves, 289, [9], 22, [2], 518, [30], p., 28 leaves, 115, [9] p.; [4], 291-659, 700-981, 990-1593, [1], 1593-1876, [34] p.) : ill. ; 2°.

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General note: At foot of title page: God saue the Queene. In two volumes. Vol. 2 title reads: 1577. The laste volume of the chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande, with their descriptions. ... Each volume has indexes and errata. 2 volumes bound in 4 (Vol.1 parts 1-3, Vol.2 [part 2]); Vol.1 signatures: [para.]6 *2 A-R8 ²A2 *p*2 *a*6 *b*4 [pi]1 ³A-³F8[+-F7] ³G-2L8 2K4 2L-2M6; Vol.2 signatures: [?]-4E8[+[chi]4E5] 4F-4H8[+-4H5] 4I-4Y8 ²Z2 ²A-M4 ²N2 ()2; Vol.1 -[para.]3-O8, R1, R8, 2N1, ³H6; Vol.2 -tp.-2M8, 4F1, 4F8, 4G1, 4K8 to end; many leaves in Vol. 2 damaged and repaired with tissue; dampstained throughout, slightly affecting text; C18th C19th engravings interleaved through volumes; MS. ink notes and marks throughout UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 13568b Pforzheimer, 494 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 1986. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640 ; 1897:8) Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink: "Francis Douce, April 6th 1598","Jo. Seymour His Booke, 1670","John Edge his book Anno Dom. 1714, April 26th","John Edge, 1737","Paulin Martin, Abingdon 1884"; donated in 1933 by Mrs J.W. Ryland, Rowington UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Vol.1 Pt.1 and Vol.2 rebound 1995, by Dunn Wilson, Falkirk; Vol.1 Pt.2-3 contemporary full calf UK-SUSCL