An history of the civill vvarres of England, betweene the two houses of Lancaster and Yorke.
The originall whereof is set downe in the life of Richard the second; their proceedings, in the lives of Henry the fourth, the fifth, and sixth, Edward the fourth and fifth, Richard the third, and Henry the seventh, in whose dayes they had a happy period. Written in Italian in three volumes, by Sir Francis Biondi, Knight, Gentleman of the Privie Chamber to his Majesty of Great Britaine. Englished by the Right Honourable Henry Earle of Mounmouth, in two volumes. The first volume.
|Main Creator:||Biondi, Giovanni Francesco, Sir, 1572-1644|
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Imprinted at London : by T.H. and I.D. for Iohn Benson, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstans Churchyard, 1641.
A translation of part 1 of: Istoria delle guerre civili d'Inghilterra tra le due case di Lancastro e Iore.
With an additional title page, engraved, "An history of the ciuill warres of England betweene the two howses of Lancaster and Yorke .. Imprinted at London for Iohn Benson", signed "R E sculpsit", i.e. Renold Elstracke. The plate for the engraved title page was originally used in 1618 in "Baziliōlogia". The title and imprint have been reworked, and the portraits of James I and Anne of Denmark in the ovals above the title have been replaced with portraits of Charles I and Henrietta Maria.
With errata on leaf c4.
Running title reads: The civill warres of England.
"The fourth booke of the civill vvarres of England in the life of Henry the Sixth" (caption title) begins new pagination on 2A1r.
Physical description: , 162, 175,  p. ; 2⁰.
Citations/References: Wing (2nd ed., 1994), B2936
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