The first and second volumes of Chronicles :
comprising 1 The description and historie of England, 2 The description and historie of Ireland, 3 The description and historie of Scotland: first collected and published by Raphaell Holinshed, William Harrison, and others: now newlie augmented and continued (with manifold matters of singular note and worthie memorie) to the yeare 1586. by Iohn Hooker aliàs Vowell Gent. and others : with the third volume of Chronicles, beginning at duke William the Normal ... and continued ... to the yeare 1586 ... : With conuenient tables at the end of these volumes.
|Main Creator:||Holinshed, Raphael, d. 1580?|
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[[London] : Finished in Ianuarie 1587, and the 29 of the Queenes Maiesties reigne, with the full continuation of the former yeares, at the expenses of Iohn Harison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henrie Denham, and Thomas VVoodcocke. At London printed [by Henry Denham] in Aldersgate street at the signe of the Starre, ]
Other contributors to this edition include Abraham Fleming, Francis Thynne, and John Stow.
Printer's name from STC; rest of imprint from colophon.
Vol. 2 has imprint date 1586.
The first leaf and the last leaf of vol. 1, the last leaf of vol. 2, the leaf preceding the index in vol. 3 (leaf 7O4), and the last leaf of vol. 3 are blank.
Vol. 1: "The historie of England" has separate title page, pagination, and register. Vol. 2 has title "The second volume of chronicles: ..."; "The Irish historie composed and written by Giraldus Cambrensis, and translated into English ... by Iohn Hooker" has separate title page and pagination; p. 61 of the previous section is printed on A1; the "Irish historie" title page is a singleton, usually bound between A1 and A2. "The description of Scotland, written at the first by Hector Boetius in Latine, and afterward translated into the Scotish speech by Iohn Bellenden, ... and now finallie into English by R.H. ..." has separate pagination, register, and title page dated 1585. Within this series, "The historie of Scotland" has separate title page dated 1585. Vol. 3 has title "The third volume of chronicles, ...".
Vol. 2: 2Q3-4 are cancelled by a leaf paginated 421 (recto) and 424 (verso); 2R3-4 are cancelled by a leaf paginated 438/431; 2S2-5 are cancelled by two leaves paginated 443/444 and 445/450. Vol. 3: 6M3-4 are cancelled by a leaf paginated 1328/1330; quires 6V-7I are cancelled by four leaves paginated 1419/1420, 1421/1490, 1491/1536, and 1537/1538; quires 7L-7M are cancelled by three leaves paginated 1551/1552, 1553/1554, 1555/1574. The cancelled leaves were reprinted three times in the eighteenth century; for general descriptions of these see "The Library", ser. 5, XIII (1958), p. 120-4. There may be undocumented eighteenth-century reprints of quire 7K; see "Huntington Library Quarterly", Fall 1992, p. 569 (concerning Huntington copy 61510).
Signatures: In progress A-Y⁶, ²A-R⁶; ³A-E⁶, ⁴A⁶(⁴A1+chi1) ⁴B-Q⁶³R², ⁵A-V⁶2A-2N⁶2O⁴2P⁶2Q⁶(-2Q3.4+'2Q3') 2R⁶(-2R3.4+'2R3') 2S⁶(-2S2-5+'2S2',3) 2T⁶, ⁶A⁶⁶B⁸*⁶[par.]⁸; ⁷A-V⁶²2A-2V⁶3A-3V⁶4A-4V⁶5A-5V⁶6A-6L⁶6M⁶(-6M3.4+'6M3') 6N-6T⁶6V⁶(-6V⁶+'6V1') 7A-7I⁶(-7A-7I⁶+'A,B,C,D,E'1,2,3) 7K⁶7L-7M⁶(-7L-7M⁶+7L²,7M1) 7N⁶7O⁴, ⁸C-G⁶.
L. Harrison's rights ass'd to Woodcock 15 July 1587; the revision entered to all 5 stationers in imprint 6 October 1584 and to Newbery and Denham 30 December 1584.
With: The Irish historie ... / De Barri Giraldus, Cambrensis ; tr. ... by John Hooker.
Physical description: 3 v. (vol. 1: , 250; , 202,  p.; vol. 2: 61, , 183, ; 421, 424-430, 436-438, 431-433, 439-445, 450-464,  p.; vol. 3: , 1080, 1080-1327, , 1332-1371, 1371-1421, 1490-1491, 1536-1555, 1574-1592,  p.) ; fol.
Citations/References: STC (2nd ed.), 13569