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Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364) Polycronicon. Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 Continuation by William Caxton.

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
91
Estimate:
$40,000 - $50,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364) Polycronicon. Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 Continuation by William Caxton. Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, 13 April 1495. Folio, 382 of 398 leaves, lacking aa8, bb6 (fourteen leaves, consisting of the title page, Proheme, and part of the table), colophon X8, and the blank leaf hh6; collation: a-y8, z6, A-S8, T6, V-X8, cc-gg6, hh5; title page supplied in very good facsimile, printed on both sides; colophon likely in facsimile, some leaves repaired and remargined, most extensive repairs to the colophon leaf, table bound at end; contemporary notes throughout, the word "Pope" struck out by hand throughout the text; ex libris Robert Barclay (1751-1830) of Bury Hill, with his bookplate; ex libris Ross Winans (1796-1877), American inventor and one of its earliest multi-millionaires, later full calf, rebacked, front board detached, a.e.g., 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.

Rare at auction, the last copy was offered for sale in 1976.

382 of 398 leaves, lacking aa8, bb6 (fourteen leaves, consisting of the title page, Proheme, and part of the table), X8 colophon, and the blank leaf hh6; collation: a-y8, z6, A-S8, T6, V-X8, cc-gg6, hh5.
http://estc.bl.uk/S106488
Estimate $40,000-50,000


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