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3117B Boston
July 20, 2018 12:00PMCalender

Holinshed, Raphael (d. 1580?) A Fragment of the Chronicles : Gerald of Wales's The Irish Historie.

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


Holinshed, Raphael (d. 1580?) A Fragment of the Chronicles: Gerald of Wales's The Irish Historie. [London: at the expenses of Iohn Harison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henrie Denham, and Thomas Woodcocke, 1587]. Folio, title page printed within ornate woodcut compartment, bound in later full calf, rebacked, contents good (some spotting), text printed in black letter, two columns, with historiated woodcut initials, 14 1/2 x 9 in.

Gerald of Wales (c. 1146-c. 1223) traveled on an expedition to Ireland with King Henry II's son John in 1185. This trip was the basis for his Irish History.

A-Q6, R2.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

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Henry II, John, George Bishop, Thomas Woodcocke, Henrie Denham, Iohn Harison, Rafe Newberie, London, Wales